Sections of a large, 83-year-old water pipeline running through Manitou Springs need replacement. As pipes age, line breaks are more common. In due diligence to our pipeline neighbors and our customers, it is prudent to replace the identified sections now. The pipeline carries water from Pikes Peak reservoirs to the Mesa Water Treatment Plant, which is scheduled for upgrade in 2018.
Pipeline construction is scheduled in two sections beneath El Paso Boulevard in Manitou Springs, beginning in October 2017 and continuing through spring 2018, and involves use of heavy equipment. Project maps are available at the bottom of this page.
As of mid-April, the pipeline replacement project is nearly complete. Weather permitting, repaving will continue through the end of April. The known traffic impacts are:
April 17-18 El Paso Boulevard from Truman Drive to Beckers Lane will be reduced to one lane of alternative traffic controlled by flaggers.
April 19-20 El Paso Boulevard from The Fine Lotions Shop (448 El Paso Blvd.) to Washington Avenue will be closed. Motorists will be detoured to Old Man’s Trail or Mayfair Avenue to connect to Manitou Avenue.
Thursday, April 19, El Paso Boulevard from Garden of the Gods Place to 448 El Paso Boulevard (Fine Lotions Shop) with be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic controlled by flaggers for milling to remove asphalt in advance of paving.
• Friday, April 20, Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, El Paso Boulevard from 448 El Paso Boulevard (Fine Lotions Shop) to Washington Avenue will be closed to one lane of alternating traffic controlled by flaggers for milling to remove asphalt in advance of paving.
• As early as Wednesday, April 25, final paving operations will begin on El Paso Boulevard, starting at Garden of the Gods Place and continuing west through Saturday, April 28. El Paso Boulevard will be limited to single lanes of traffic controlled by flaggers as the paving operation advances.
• As early as Thursday, April 26, Deer Path Avenue and nearby streets will be closed under the control of flaggers to permit milling and paving operations.
Contact us: You can reach the project team at 719-645-4950 or via email at email@example.com. You can also sign-up for text alerts about the project by sending "MSpringsPipe" to 313131.