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Portion of Foothills Trail in Garden of the Gods Park to close July 29-August 26

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 22, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — A section of Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass will be temporarily closed from July 29 until August.

The City of Colorado Springs said this is because of necessary utility work that is part of a flood mitigation project that is underway in the northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park.

During the closure, a new sanitary sewer pipe will be installed through an underground boring process as well as a new 20-foot deep manhole to connect the pipe will be constructed adjacent to the Foothills Trail.

The trail will reopen when the pipe installation is complete. Additional temporary trail closure may be required throughout the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year.