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2C paving work pushing into October

Late start
Posted at 7:17 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 06:59:51-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Crews working on 2C repaving in Colorado Springs plan to push the limits of warm dry weather.

"We got a late start," said Corey Farkas with Colorado Springs Streets Division.

Work during the spring was slowed by cool wet weather. Heading into October there are about 40 lane miles remaining for paving goals in 2019. Staying on track is important as paving wraps the fourth year and moves toward the fifth and final year approved by voters.

The repaving budget comes from a sales tax approved by voters. The 2C proposal was a five-year tax going toward improvement of crumbling roads in Colorado Springs.

"Our promise to the voters was right at around 1,000 lane miles in five years for 2C,” Farkas said. “Our projection at this point, we should be completing 1088 [lane miles]."

There is another question on the upcoming ballot asking voters to extend the program another five years. It is about continuing work with a new list of projects, but, does not impact current work goals.