Midland Corridor Transportation Study

Planning Phase

About the Study

The Traffic Engineering Division is studying the three-street corridor of Colorado Avenue, Cucharras Street and Pikes Peak Avenue which parallels the Midland Trail, to identify transportation issues and infrastructure improvements needed to carry out the vision of business owners and residents.

Study Area

For the purposes of this study, the Midland Corridor includes the three east-west streets of Cucharras Street, Colorado Avenue, and Pikes Peak Avenue, from 31st Street on the west to approximately Cimino Drive on the east. The study will be evaluated modifications to the infrastructure in this corridor, including:

  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs
  • Storm drains
  • Lane configurations
  • Parking
  • Traffic control
  • Transit
  • Bicycle routes


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Study area.

Several planning studies have outlined improvements to streets in the Old Colorado City area and along 31st Street to the west.  Additionally, the West Colorado Avenue reconstruction project was recently completed, which changed the look of Colorado Avenue west of 31st Street. The current study used the data and findings from these previous studies to inform a bigger-picture study looking at “the Midland Corridor.”  

While some funding has been identified for projects that emerge from the study, the money is allocated for future years.  However, recommendations from the study will be incorporated into future construction opportunities, as appropriate.

The study process included consultation with a team of stakeholders representing various interests of the study area.  Additionally, public input from previous studies and the recent public outreach effort for ConnectCOS, the City’s Intermodal Transportation Plan, was considered. 


This study is being funded by Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) 2 A-list program funds for neighborhood traffic studies. There is no other source of funding.

Project Background

This study consolidated findings from these previous studies to develop recommendations for the larger Midland Corridor:

Previous Meetings

A final public meeting was held on April 6, 2022. 
Public Meeting: Midland Corridor Study Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Midland Corridor Study Public Meeting 2021-05-19.mp4


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