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City Engineering
Project Engineer: Bill Rademacher

Project Management: Wilson & Co.

Public Information - George Hayward

Key Dates

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Corridor Study

Anticipated 2023


Planning Phase

The 8th Street corridor is an important link for businesses and growing neighborhoods southwest of I-25 and US 24, as well as to downtown Colorado Springs. More than 30,000 vehicles use this minor arterial road every day. The roadway and associated infrastructure haven’t kept up with surrounding development, and this corridor is on the PPRTA Extension A list of priority projects approved by voters in 2014. It has substandard infrastructure like curb, gutter, sidewalks and drainage from Fountain Creek to Motor City Drive, and needs improved multimodal connectivity to Bear Creek Park and the Gold Hills Mesa neighborhood.

The City of Colorado Springs is presently working on final design of the 8th Street corridor to improve mobility, safety and connectivity for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, including sidewalks, curb and gutter, and intersections.

Key Elements:

  • Sidewalks, curb and gutter, and improved drainage on 8th Street from Fountain Creek to Motor City Drive.
  • Asphalt paving of southbound 8th Street from Fountain Creek to Motor City Drive, with full repaving planned in a future 2C project.
  • Replacement of a 24-inch water main under southbound 8th Street, from Vermijo Avenue to Motor City Drive.


  • Corridor study and design: Fall 2021-Fall 2023
  • Construction expected to start Spring 2024


  • PPRTA2 A list, $1.875 million


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