City, Springs Utilities team up to consolidate utility, stormwater improvements
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Construction work on Galley Road, between Potter Drive and Wooten Road, begins today for a water main replacement project, and storm drain and roadway repairs. Traffic has been reduced to one westbound travel lane between Potter Drive and Wooten Road for approximately six to eight weeks. Work hours will typically be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and may include night and weekend work.
· Traffic and access may be restricted, and detours will be in place. Commuters should follow construction signs.
· A full closure at the intersection of Galley and Murray roads will take place during the project and commuters should use alternative routes during this project.
· Residents will be able to enter and exit construction area to access driveways.
· Customers will be notified 24 hours in advance of planned water outages.
· The nature of this work means that intermittent or emergency service interruptions can occur without advanced notice.
· Equipment will be visible and loud plus stored on the job site, but will not block driveway access.
Colorado Springs Utilities and the City of Colorado Springs partnered on this project to make needed improvements in the area. Utility, stormwater and roadway improvements are being consolidated for efficient use of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars and to minimize traffic impacts in the neighborhood.
Springs Utilities will begin work first to replace an aging water main on Galley Road, between Potter Drive and San Miguel Street. The City’s stormwater project will address long standing localized flooding by capturing water at the intersection of Galley and Murray roads and diverting it to a channel east of the intersection.
The City $625,000 stormwater project is funded thanks to the November 2016 voter-approved Ballot 2 to retain excess sales tax revenues for 2016 and 2017 for stormwater projects within the Colorado Springs city limits.
Construction for both projects is estimated to be complete by late November, weather and resource dependent.