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No winter break for Westside Avenue Action Plan

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The arrival of cold weather brings paving season in southern Colorado to an end. It shutters some projects through the winter--others find ways to keep the work moving. One of those is the Westside Avenue Action Plan, in the area formerly known as No-Man's Land.

The final goal of summer was putting down the first, but not final layer of asphalt. "To put bottom matt on it for the winter time," said Construction Manger, Ken Medina. The final layer of pavement has to wait until next summer because the goal is one continuous layer without breaks or blemishes. "That'll be the last thing we do, kind of like to cover our tracks."

It is no too cold for laying pavement, but plans still include a busy winter of work. It starts this month with the unsightly above ground power lines. "They will be buried here within the next couple weeks,” said Medina, “Then we'll come back and put some sidewalk in."

Most work during the winter will focus on a new bridge over Fountain Creek. "The majority of our work now is going to be on the structure."

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