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Old 03-07-2018, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Voter-approved 2C paving projects ahead of schedule, under budge - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

"Colorado Springs voters who in 2015 approved $50 million in sales taxes to pay for paving and resurfacing of city streets appear to be getting bang for their buck, according to recent figures detailing construction progress.

According to a February 22 press release, progress on Ballot 2C concrete and paving operations is running ahead of schedule and under budget. At the end of 2017, two years into the five-year program, 47 percent of planned projects were complete at nearly $10 million below projected costs."

This shows the results to date and plans for the re-paving projects in Colorado Springs.

Kudos to John Struthers and his team for demonstrating good results.

Here is a separate link to the map: ArcGIS Web Application
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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If they do not start using this money to just re-pave the roads/fill potholes and keep using it for curbs and gutters then I doubt the tax will be extended by the voters once it expires.

Like the I-25 toll road fiasco- "fool me once".....

Aren't our taxes higher than Denver now?
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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I don't know... I think new gutters/curbs are pretty important for infrastructure...
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:15 AM
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I know some have down played the quality of the work, but the redone streets are nice to drive on, and they’re not just resurfacing the street. They go through beforehand and replace damaged curbs and sidewalks. And they update to current ADA standards.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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I agree curbs and gutters are a key part of infrastructure that are part of street improvements and are required to prevent all that new asphalt from erosion that damaged gutters allow.

I'm very happy to see all the improvements so far and anxious to see things continue to proceed.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:35 PM
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If they do not start using this money to just re-pave the roads/fill potholes and keep using it for curbs and gutters then I doubt the tax will be extended by the voters once it expires.

Like the I-25 toll road fiasco- "fool me once".....

Aren't our taxes higher than Denver now?
I think one of the points of this program is that it frees up other money for repair work.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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If you don't repair the curbs and gutters the roadbase will be undermined by water seepage.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:20 PM
 
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If you don't repair the curbs and gutters the roadbase will be undermined by water seepage.
Shhhhh.... why do it right when you can just quickly patch it, let it deteriorate, and then do it again?
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:54 PM
 
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FWIW, when they redid the curbs and gutters on the hill on 8th Street south of Walmart, that was badly needed especially on the east side where runoff from commercial properties farther uphill regularly caused the edges of the roadway to wash out during heavy rains.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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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?
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