A project at Chelton Avenue and Santa Rosa Street will address long-standing roadway flooding and improve the neighborhood intersection. It is expected to last six to eight weeks, during which the intersection will be completely closed.
When complete, the improvements to the City storm sewer system will reduce flooding during large storm events. Additional improvements include replacing four traffic signals and making minor traffic realignments to improve traffic flow along Chelton Road. Other on-street improvements include new asphalt, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps.
The project began as a City Stormwater project to address significant flooding in the area, but evolved into a larger collaborative project with Colorado Springs Utilities and City Traffic Engineering to both reduce persistent flooding and improve aging infrastructure.
“These stormwater improvements have been on the City’s radar, and we have worked diligently to design and fund these improvements in an effort to help alleviate flooding in this neighborhood during large storms. Joining forces with our traffic engineering division and Colorado Springs Utilities helps save in construction costs and time that crews are working in the roadway, which significantly reduces the inconvenience to neighbors and businesses,” said Richard Mulledy, stormwater enterprise manager for the City of Colorado Springs.
Once intersection work is complete, minor improvements to include miscellaneous concrete and landscape work, and final paving will complete the intersection.
Prior to intersection improvements, work began in March to replace City stormwater infrastructure and a Springs Utilities waterline on Santa Rosa Street between Don Juan Street and North Chelton Road.