COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Crews working on 2C-funded paving will pave another 223 lane miles in 2018 thanks to voter-approved Ballot 2C. Residents can view the list and interactive map of planned streets to be paved through 2C funds at www.ColoradoSprings.gov/2C .
The planned 223 lane miles scheduled next year will bring the three-year total for 2C-funded paving to 694. The City is trending ahead of schedule to reach the goal of 1,000 lane miles of new asphalt over the five-year life of the ballot initiative. Any and all funds remaining at the conclusion of the five-year schedule will be applied to paving for future years.
The 2018 paving list was created in coordination with multiple stakeholders, including City and county departments, Colorado Springs Utilities and other entities. The list is subject to change based on a variety of factors including coordination of roadway work, resources and weather.
2C revenues collected for the first nine months of 2017 continue to surpass 2016 revenues. Members of the 2C Advisory Committee met today to review progress made on roadway repairs and status of revenues and expenditures for the second year of voter-approved 2C funding.
2017 2C Tax revenues continue to surpass 2016 numbers
2C Revenues Collected Jan. 1 – Sept. 30, 2017: $38,782,779
2C Revenues Collected Jan. 1 – Sept. 30, 2016: $36,061,606
Interactive Tools Online Help Drivers Navigate Construction
The City of Colorado Springs has a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app. In an effort to equip motorists with tools to navigate roadway construction city leaders proactively looked for ways to share closure, construction and other road information with drivers across the city. Waze, the GoCoSprings App and the Cone Zone map on www.ColoradoSprings.gov are three ways that the City is working to provide drivers with information about location and impact of road construction on their routes and across the city.
The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives municipal traffic information centers an unprecedented look at real-time road activity. Established as a two-way data share, Waze can transmit real-time, anonymous, incident and slow-down information from drivers to the City’s traffic management center. This two-way exchange is expected to be added in the future. At present, the City of Colorado Springs provides real-time government-reported construction, crash and road closure data to Waze to return one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions.