COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs City Council has given initial approval on plans to connect Powers Boulevard and I-25 on the north side of the Springs.
The council voted unanimously in favor of the project on its first reading Tuesday.
Council members should be making the second and final vote in two weeks.
The two-phase Powers expansion to I-25 is expected to cost millions, but the money will not be coming from the city.
Colorado Springs Public Works Director Travis Easton said the first phase will cost around $55 million, and the second phase around $70 million. Easton said the money would be coming from an Urban Renewal Authority, called Copper Ridge.
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