“Show me the progress.” This is the challenge posed by hardworking taxpayers to every public works department in the country. Corey Farkas, City of Colorado Springs Public Works Operations & Maintenance Division Manager, gives an update on 2C progress.
2C is a voter-approved sales tax that is used only on road improvements within the City of Colorado Springs. The final step in a 2C construction project is applying a new layer of asphalt. This typically occurs from May to October when weather conditions allow for paving.
Work to repair a sinkhole that opened up in July at the Chapel Hills Mall is now complete. A city-owned stormwater pipe that runs under the mall was damaged after a large rain storm, causing the large sinkhole. The Stormwater Enterprise replaced a longer section of the deteriorating pipe to prevent... Read more
Downtown Colorado Springs experienced unprecedented growth in 2019, thanks to a residential building boom, the opening or groundbreaking of four hotels and the coming development of landmark projects to include the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Downtown Stadium, Robson Arena and the Vermijo... Read more
Neighbors near Memorial Park can now enjoy an improved roadway surface, sidewalks, curb and gutter thanks the completion of the Pike Peak Avenue reconstruction project earlier this fall. This two-year project reconstructed approximately 1.3 miles of roadway on Pikes Peak Avenue between Shooks Run... Read more
2C paving has improved the condition of roads citywide, paving nearly 850 lane miles of roadway. Potholes will continue to be a reality in our climate. The good news is very few potholes have been filled on 2C-paved streets, and on streets yet to be paved, crews are addressing potholes with a... Read more
The overall impact of 2C since paving began in 2016 is hard to miss as you drive across the city. We have 854 lane miles of smooth, freshly resurfaced roadway. That's about the same distance from Colorado Springs to St. Louis or Boise, Idaho.