Summer Paving Begins

By: Ashley Fielder Email
By: Ashley Fielder Email
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All the winter weather we endured made a mess of our roadways, potholes plague almost every paved surface in Colorado Springs.

One of the worst stretches in town is Acadmey between Woodmen and Briargate, crews got to work patching and re-paving Monday.

Every driver has their own way of describing the ravaged road.

“It's like a four wheel drive path,” said one driver.

“Bumper to bumper, stop and go, pothole, pothole,” describes another driver.

And they’re wreaking havoc on more than just the roads.

“It's tearing up a lot of cars, messing up axles and front end alignments.”

On Monday driver’s traded potholes, for some serious traffic, as crews got to work patching the stretch.

“Just have patience, we're trying to fix it for you so you won't hit it anymore,” said CDOT supervisor Russell Bircher.

And you haven't seen the last of the big paving machines, or the long lines of traffic. CDOT says they'll be hitting almost every state highway before the end of June.

Crews will continue work on Academy between Woodmen and Briargate on Tuesday.

They will then move down to Vickers and Dublin.

CDOT says most of the paving has to be done during the day when temperatures are high enough for the pavement to stick.

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