COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 2C revenues collected from February-June 2019 continue to surpass 2018 revenues, at 3.91 percent over last year’s revenues to date. Members of the 2C Advisory Committee met today to review progress on 2019 roadway repairs and the status of revenues and expenditures for 2019, which is the fourth year of voter-approved 2C funding. This program is a five-year, 0.62 percent sales tax increase dedicated to roadway repairs.
“The outstanding progress of the 2C initiative, which will include an estimated 871.25 total paved lane miles by the end of this paving season, would not be possible without the support of taxpayers,” said Mayor John Suthers. “We are continuing to make great strides in improving and maintaining our city’s infrastructure, and I am pleased that this program has become such a solid example of the wise use of taxpayer dollars. In my opinion, nothing more clearly defines the renaissance of our city than what we’ve accomplished with 2C.”
2019 2C tax revenues increased 3.91 percent over 2018
2C Revenues Collected through June 30, 2019: $27,576,625
2C Revenues Collected through June 30, 2018: $26,539,356
Any and all funds remaining at the end of 2019 will be rolled into 2C construction for future years. This allows the City to coordinate its paving efforts with any upcoming construction or work performed by other entities on city streets.
2019 2C Concrete Program Highlights
|First Quarter||Second Quarter||Third Quarter|
|Linear feet of curb and gutter replaced||24,108||40,659||64,767|
|Square feet of sidewalk replaced||56,122||95,100||151,222|
|New Pedestrian Ramps Installed||26||22||48|
|Existing Pedestrian Ramps Retrofitted||115||203||318|
2019 Planned Streets List
The 2019 paving season officially began with milling operations on April 29. Coordination with multiple stakeholders, including City and County departments, Colorado Springs Utilities, private organizations and other entities will facilitate completion of the 2019 2C paving list. In 2019, 2C will pave an estimated 177.25 lane miles.
Although discussions with consulting partner AECOM for technical support and engineering expertise serve to address any unforeseen conditions, the order of the 2C voter-approved five year list is subject to change based on a variety of factors including coordination of roadway work, latent conditions and weather.
For more information about voter-supported 2C projects, including the second quarter report presented in Thursday’s 2C Advisory Committee meeting, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/2C. To view an interactive map of all public works projects in 2019 visit ColoradoSprings.gov/PublicWorks.
2C Advisory Committee to hold a quarterly meeting Thursday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2C Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pikes Peak Room at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Street. The meeting will discuss items related to the second quarter of 2019, including:
- Road tax fund
- Budget overview
- Public outreach
- 2019 work schedule and paving list, as well as a look ahead to 2020
- Pre-overlay pipe and concrete accomplishments and asphalt overlay highlights
Mayor John Suthers named the six-member advisory committee in November 2015 to consult with the City’s Public Works Department regarding the implementation of ballot measure 2C. The Mayor’s 2C Advisory Committee includes four experts from the community as well as two city council members. Committee members are:
- Jim Godfrey, Chair of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee and former Air Force Finance/Contracting Officer
- Joe Kneib, Director of Business and Market Development for Herzog
- Don Knight, City Councilmember
- Tom Strand, City Councilmember
- Barb Winter, Executive Vice President, Ent Federal Credit Union
- Dave Zelenok, Manager Local Governmental Services, HR Green, Inc./ former Director of Public Works / Director of Transportation, City of Colorado Springs
Through periodic meetings over the five-year life of 2C, the advisory committee is charged with providing input on prioritization of projects, implementation of road improvement plans and the dissemination of public information. For reports from past 2C Advisory Committee meetings, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/2c-advisory-committee?mlid=44646.