COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado Springs city leaders are hosting a meeting to wrap up the first season of 2C Funded Paving. The multi-million dollar improvement tax was approved by voters to make Colorado Springs roads a little easier to travel.
Despite the nice weather the Springs has been seeing the last week, the first season of 2C paving was scheduled to end on Oct. 31.
The last time 11 news spoke with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, her told us paving was ahead of schedule. There were already twice as many roads paved than last year and 50,000 potholes filled all around the city.
The 2C Road Improvements Tax provides an estimated $50 million per year to pave nearly 1,000 lane miles over five years. The temporary 0.62 percent sales tax is to be used solely to repair Colorado Springs roads.
The meeting is to highlight and recap 2C accomplishments as we head into next year. Mayor Suthers said the streets department has already done some of the pre-work for the 2017 2C season. "We've identified the projects for 2017. You can see those on the city's website and as I say, a lot of the concrete work has already been done for the concrete work that will be taking place in 2017," said Mayor Suthers.
Here is the event information:
What: 2C- Funded Paving Operations Media Event
When: Monday, Oct. 31- 1 p.m.
Where: Southeast corner of Venetucci Blvd. and East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Parking is available on the east side of the Tinseltown movie theater.
Mayor Suthers said he hopes the city will start 2C season two April 2017.