Construction Updates

This page is edited once a week with updates regarding major ongoing construction projects in Manitou Springs. For small-scale construction updates, please visit our news/press releases page. For detailed information about the planning, design, engineering, and community engagement of many construction projects, please visit our projects and initiatives page.

City of Manitou Springs Projects

Clarksley Road: Water and Sewer Infrastructure Replacement

Overview: The water and sewer infrastructure on Clarksley Road, and some surrounding roadways, will be fully replaced and improved.

What has happened: Water and sewer lines have been replaced on Deneta Drive, and from the intersection of Deneta and Clarksley, to the dead-end on Clarksley.

What is happening: Infrastructure installation has continued southbound on Clarksley Road, from the intersection of Deneta Dr. and Clarksley Rd.

What to expect: The infrastructure improvement to continue "southbound" up Clarksley Road. Affected roadways will receive patching to repair the roadways. 

Tentative Completion: Summer 2021

Manitou Avenue from Park Avenue to Serpentine Drive (MAPS)

Overview: Left turns lanes, ADA sidewalks, underground utilities infrastructure, ADA ramps, improved roadways, and much more are coming to the western area of Manitou Avenue. More information is available here.

What has happened: Utility duct banks have been installed for 50% of the "business side" of the affected area of Manitou Avenue.

What is happening: Storm drainage installation has begun near the intersection of Manitou Avenue and Park Avenue. Utility duct bank installation will continue alongside the residential area of Manitou Avenue.

What to expect: Further utilities installation will continue alongside Manitou Avenue, and roadway work will begin to allow ADA sidewalks, ADA ramps, left turn lanes, and much more. Additionally, improved utilities infrastructure work will continue.

Tentative Completion: Summer 2021

Beckers Lane: Bridge Replacement and Utilities Installation

Overview: ADA sidewalks, utilities infrastructure, a bridge replacement, friendly lighting, pollinator friendly landscaping, and much more are coming to Beckers Lane. More information is available here.

What is happening: A road closure from Beckers Ln & El Paso Blvd to Beckers Ln and Manitou Ave. A detour will be available by following El Paso to either Colombia or Manitou Ave. An installation of extensive utilities infrastructure will take place, as well as landscaping, a bridge replacement, streets work, and much more.

What to expect: Pending any weather delays, the Contractor is planning to begin removing trees on Becker’s Lane on Monday, March 8th.

Tentative Completion: Summer 2021

Soda Springs Park

Overview: Soda Springs Park is getting an upgrade! New sidewalks, playground equipment, irrigation systems, sod, and landscaping are going to be installed.

What is happening: The contractor is waiting on shipments for major materials for the project.

What to expect: An installation of sod, rockwalls, playground equipment, irrigation systems, and sidewalks. Traffic impacts will be via a loss of parking spaces and construction deliveries in the area.

Tentative Completion: Summer 2021

Colorado Springs Utilities Projects

Mesa to Manitou

Overview: A gas line replacement on Manitou Avenue.

What has happened: More than 1500 linear feet of gas main infrastructure has been installed.

What is happening: Construction will begin again early February, installing gasline on Manitou Avenue, until its intersection with Beckers Lane.

What to expect: Minor traffic impacts, such as left turn lane restrictions.

Tentative Completion: Early 2022

Park Avenue, Canon Avenue, and Lovers Lane

Overview: Gas line improvements on Park Avenue, Canon Avenue, and Lovers Lane. Some gas meters may also be replaced.

What is happening: Construction activities are scheduled to begin February 8, 2021. A closure of Park Avenue, from Canon Avenue to Manitou Avenue will be in place for 3-5 weeks. All residents and businesses who live in the affected area will be able to enter and leave with the help of an on-site flagger. Additionally, Canon Avenue will have two-way traffic during construction, to allow for easier navigation going down Park Avenue.

What to expect: Construction activities to continue on Canon Avenue, and then on Lovers Ln.

Tentative Completion: Early 2022

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