Safety gates being installed at Colorado Springs intersection notorious for flooding

Safety gates are being installed at a Colorado Springs intersection that is notorious for flooding. Photo by KKTV Sept. 10, 2019.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The City of Colorado Springs is working with El Paso County to take extra steps to keep people from falling victim to an intersection notorious for flooding during storms.

On Tuesday, 11 News learned the city is installing safety gates at the intersection of Date Street and Siferd Boulevard. The intersection is just southwest of Doherty High School near Austin Bluffs and Academy.

Kim Melchor with the city says they are coordinating with the county and fire department to install flood gates. El Paso County technically owns this area even though it is surrounded by city land. The intersection is serviced by the city. As of Tuesday, they were in the middle of the project.

The intersection remains open with a gate on each street of the intersection. The intersection will be open as long as flooding is not an issue.

As more information on the project becomes available this article will be updated.

11 News has been at the intersection a number of times for water rescues. You can view a video below that shows just how quickly the intersection can flood.