City launches 2C paving season with 170 estimated lane miles to be completed in 2022

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Mayor John Suthers announced the launch today of the 2022 2C-funded paving season in Colorado Springs. An estimated 170 lane miles citywide are scheduled to be repaved under the program this year.

2C is a voter-approved 0.57 percent sales tax, 5.7 pennies on a $10 purchase, dedicated solely for roadway infrastructure repairs in the City. Since the program was approved by the voters in 2015, and renewed in 2019, the City has repaved more than 1,200 lane miles.

“Because of the 2C program we have seen the number of our roads in ‘good’ condition nearly double and the number of citizen pothole complaints has gone down by almost 50 percent,” Suthers said at an event highlighting 2C paving operations on Ellston St.

Among the roads slated for repaving in 2022 are sections of Austin Bluffs Parkway, Briargate Boulevard, Cresta Road, Aeroplaza Drive and Royal Pine Drive.

2C also funds curb and gutter improvements that are mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and that serve to extend the life of new roadways. Since 2C began, the City has replaced almost 200 miles of curb and gutter, over 2 million square feet of sidewalk and installed over 6,500 new and retrofitted pedestrian ramps.

“I’d like to thank residents for your continued patience as we make our way down the long list of roads to be repaved,” Suthers said. “While we’ve come a long way, we know there’s still work to be done. All in all, it’s a journey in the making, but I believe 2C is helping us on our way to making our city even more reflective of our majestic scenery.”

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