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Old 05-25-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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I think I live outside the bounds of where these are taking place but I have seen them here and there and it is definitely a marked improvement from where we were before that was passed. Remember how much we were always complaining about potholes and roads every season? The weather we've had has helped - those flood years wreaked havoc.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:39 PM
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How is this road repair going in your area?

Here in Briargate, the curb repairs and road resurfacing is going very well. Several of our 30 year old roads now are like new.

I think taxpayers are getting a good return for their support of the road repair taxes.

What do you think?
Totally agree. Research is really nice to drive on now. Can’t wait for work on Union next year.

Anyone know if there a way to nominate roads?
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default 2019-2020 updated plan

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprin...t?oid=18824730

"Colorado Springs has spent about $150 million in the last three years to upgrade its crumbling road network under a special .62 percent sales tax approved by voters in 2015, known as 2C.

So far, the city remains on track to repave 1,068 lane miles of its 5,700-mile network — 68 miles more than the 1,000 miles initially promised — during the five-year program that started in 2016.

The 2C program, which focuses on heavily traveled collector and arterial roads, overlayed 214 lane miles the first year, 238 miles in 2017, and 225 miles in 2018. This year’s goal is 177 miles, and in 2020, crews will tackle 214 miles.

But none of those were residential streets, many of which haven’t been maintained at all in decades.

Hence, Mayor John Suthers is contemplating asking City Council in May, if he’s re-elected in the April 2 city election, to refer a measure to the November ballot asking voters’ permission to extend the program another five years.

Only this time, Suthers says, he’ll recommend asking for a .57 percent sales tax over five years and designating 80 percent of the funding for residential streets.

A poll conducted in mid-February shows 59 percent of a sample of likely voters are willing to support such a measure.

“I think it’s been a tremendous public works project,” Suthers tells the Indy. “Any time you take on something this large it takes an incredible amount of coordination.”"


"The 2019 overlay list includes the following roads:
• Carefree Circle Drive South from Powers Boulevard to Village Road
• Palmer Park Road from Academy Boulevard to Powers Boulevard
• South Chelton Road from Airport Road to Jet Wing Drive
• Austin Bluffs Parkway from Rangewood Drive to Woodmen Road
• Dublin Boulevard from Academy Boulevard to Rangewood Drive
• Union Boulevard from Briargate Parkway to Lexington Drive, from Briargate Boulevard to Woodmen, and from Fountain Boulevard to Highway 24
• Rockrimmon Boulevard from Vindicator Drive to Pro Rodeo Drive
• Briargate Parkway from Powers Boulevard to Voyager Parkway
• Stetson Hills Boulevard from Austin Bluffs to Charlotte Parkway
• Lexington Drive from Briargate Parkway to Briargate Boulevard"
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:39 AM
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I hope that this program gets continued. I generally don’t like taxes, but I think this program pays for itself in many ways.
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I hope so as well. In the short time I've lived in the Springs it's been a very noticeable improvement!
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Old Yesterday, 06:34 PM
 
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I agree! Potholes and poor roads were a much bigger headache before voters approved this.
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 PM
 
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The only problem with repaving is that it is all cosmetic. They never fix the underlying problem of settlement. Look at the area of South Academy down by the Hancock Expressway. That area gets repaved every two to three years. They should dig it up, and redo the underlying courses and subgrade, maybe with cement stabilization. Even my own residential street has an area that has been repaved three times in the ten years I have lived here, the last being in 2017 when the entire street was repaved, but it is already starting to settle and rut. And Union south of Dublin also has sections that have been repaved at least three times in the last ten years, the latest being last year, and again, it is already starting to fail.


It is about as worthless as pouring gallons of hot asphalt into cracks that they used to do before they passed the repaving tax.


Anyway, I did write the city engineer, but I never got an answer other than "thank you for your interest".



And some of the sidewalks in the Briargate area are being redone, again, after they were redone about five years ago.
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Old Today, 05:59 PM
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They are redoing the sidewalks because it’s required by federal law.
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