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Stormwater work ramping up in Colorado Springs

Posted at 6:06 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 15:40:11-05

There is an infrastructure construction transition happening in Colorado Springs. Summer paving ramping down as stormwater work increases for the winter months. “We typically build our projects during the winter months because that gives us the best opportunity to get in and out of a project without losing part of it to monsoon season,” said Colorado Springs, Engineering Programs Manager, Brian Kelley.

Over the past few years stormwater upgrades have increased in Colorado Springs. “We have a very aggressive pace,” said Kelly. Project managers want to the public aware, a lot of work will be happening across the city.

There are multiple goals with the work. The city wants to honor agreements to lower the amount of sediment and pollution flowing toward communities downstream. It will also eliminate issues on roads and at intersections where flooding is common during storms.

There are multiple sources of funding making the work possible. The city was able to keep excess revenue thanks to an okay from voters in 2016. Voters then approved a stormwater fee in 2017.