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City to host open house for North Cheyenne Cañon Bridge Replacement Project Jan. 28

Public invited to view, provide input on plan to replace three roadway bridges in park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, Jan. 28, to learn about plans to replace three aging bridges in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park later this fall. The public will have an opportunity to view and provide input on design and construction planning concepts before final design and construction planning begins.

WHAT: North Cheyenne Cañon Bridge Replacement Project Open House

WHEN: Jan. 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Westside Community Center

1628 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs, Colo

In an effort to provide continued community use of the roadway, address public safety, and provide adequate emergency service access to park users and neighborhoods surrounding the park three roadway bridges are scheduled for replacement in fall 2020.

“We are committed to maintaining the historic context of North Cheyenne Cañon Park as we design and replace the existing roadway bridges. The proposed design incorporates elements from the North Cheyenne Cañon Park Master and Management Plan in a way that continues the rich history of the park while facilitating continued access and safety for both those who enjoy the park and the surrounding community,” said Aaron Egbert, project manager and senior engineer with the City of Colorado Springs.

The proposed design and construction plans were guided, in part, through input received during a series of public listening sessions in June 2019 designed to gain feedback about bridge aesthetics and roadway and park use during construction.

Information on the North Cheyenne Cañon Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.ColoradoSprings.gov/nccbridgereplacement.

The North Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan can be viewed at: www.ColoradoSprings.gov/nccmasterplan.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act this meeting will be held in a wheelchair accessible location. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid to participate in this meeting should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Please notify Kim Melchor at kim.melchorcoloradosprings.gov or 719-385-5248.