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Manitou Incline Re-Opening Celebration to take place Dec.1

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Calendar Event Date: 
Fri. December 01st, 2017 - 08:00am

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Join the City of Colorado Springs for a reopening celebration on Friday, December 1 at 8 a.m. at the base of the Manitou Incline. Please park in the COG parking lot, 515 Ruxton Ave., 80829. U.S. Figure Skating Olympian Jason Brown will join the festivities.

The Manitou Incline had been closed for the past three months for Phase 3 of repairs beginning at the false summit and continuing all the way to the top of the Incline.

The Incline project had four major goals: improve safety, enhance the user experience, improve the trail’s long-term sustainability and increase accessibility.  Work included removing and replacing damaged retaining walls, cleaning up the exposed rebar and loose debris, anchoring the existing ties, stabilizing the surrounding slopes, and replacing failed drainage structures and adding more drainage structures. The new drainage structures will greatly help to reduce the velocity of runoff water, which is a critical factor in reducing erosion and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Incline. 

The project was completed at a final cost of approximately $2 million. Funding was made possible by a $2 million Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. The City of Colorado Springs is responsible for the general oversight, trail enhancements, general maintenance of the Incline and to apply for grants to fund improvements, per the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Manitou Springs. For more information on the construction project, www.coloradosprings.gov/incline