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After a year-long closure between Gateway Road and Fontanero Street, 30th Street is open to the public. Garden of the Gods Park, including the Visitor and Nature Center, is now accessible via Garden of the Gods Road to the north and Fontanero Street to the south on 30th Street.

As one of five designated wildfire evacuation routes for northwest Colorado Springs, the improvements to 30th Street benefit residents with a safer, more functional evacuation route for the surrounding neighborhoods. New shoulders between Fontanero Street and Mesa Road have been created to provide space for emergency vehicles and evacuation. Improvements also include a wider road that includes a bicycle lane for increased safety for recreationalists. A roundabout at Gateway Road and a new Foothills Trail underpass were also installed to reduce congestion in and around the entrance of the park.

Work on two retaining walls on the east side of 30th Street between Mesa and Gateway roads will continue through August. Drivers should expect periodic lane and shoulder closures during this time.

For more information about this project, visit 30th Street Corridor Project | City of Colorado Springs.

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