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TABOR paying for Colorado Springs storm water projects

Posted at 10:25 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 00:25:18-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – A major storm water project paid for by excess taxpayer dollars is nearing completion.

Representatives of the City of Colorado Springs say the intersection of Murray and Galley has been a major flooding area for years. Now, new utility and road improvements are being installed along with more drainage infrastructure. While the project is being done, the city has been working to reduce the construction’s impact on neighbors and nearby businesses.

Water Resources Manager Richard Mulledy says, “It’s kind of a good example of how to wisely spend those moneys and save a little money on a project by coordinating together.”

There’s no official end date for completion yet, but managers tell News5 the cones will be cleared out soon.

This is the 19th project to be completed with more than $12 million excess funds from TABOR. Seven more projects are on the 2019 agenda.