COLORADO SPRINGS – City workers repaved their 1,000 lane mile Wednesday morning as part of the ballot issue 2C voters approved back in 2015.
The City’s Public Works department committed to repaving 1,000 lane miles in five years between 2016-2020. That includes both public and neighborhood road. Click HERE to see a map of the roads they are working to improve.
According to the city approximately 70 more miles are still set to be repaved before the end of the year, for a total of 1,070 lane miles, which is roughly the same distance as Colorado Springs to Chicago.
The 1,000 mile road repaved was on North Walnut Street and Mesa Road.
“Were maintaining more infrastructure now then we ever have in the history of Colorado Springs,” Corey Farkas, Public Works operations and maintenance manager said.
Once crews finish working on the 2C project they will move onto the extension project called 2C2. It was passed by voters in 2019 and will help repave an additional 844 lane miles throughout the city during 2021-2025.
“50% of that project is in residential neighborhoods. So the good thing is we will really being taking care of our residential road ways with 2C2,” Farkas said.
The five-year extension of 2C will be at a reduced tax rate of 0.57 percent (5.7 pennies on a $10 purchase), rather than 0.62 percent. The new tax rate will start on Jan. 1, 2021.