Avenue Action Plan
Westside Avenue Action

April 2014


Stakeholders Invited to 
Learn About 'Bridge to Ridge' Options, Provide Input


The project team for the Westside Avenue Action Plan, now in its second phase, will share information and gather stakeholder feedback on:

  • Roadway alignment in the "Bridge to Ridge" segment (Ridge Road to Columbia Road Bridge)
  • Midland Trail options
  • Corridor aesthetics

The stakeholder meeting is scheduled:

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16
  • Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.

Moving Forward

The study's second phase, which began in October 2013, is expected to continue through the end of 2014 and will result in design plans for the corridor. Property owners, stakeholders, residents and citizens will have several opportunities to provide input to the study team in this next phase of the project. 

Next Steps

  • April 16, 2014: Stakeholder meeting to review/discuss options for the "Bridge to Ridge" segment of the corridor (Columbia Street Bridge to Ridge Road)
  • Early 2014: Preliminary design
  • Spring/summer 2015: Contractor selection and anticipated construction start


About the Westside Avenue Action Plan 

The Westside Avenue Action Plan is a study to develop short-term transportation and safety improvement recommendations and a long-range livable, walkable, economic vision for the 1.5 miles of W. Colorado and Manitou avenues between N. 31st Street and the US 24 interchange. This plan is the first step toward infrastructure improvements to address safety and efficient travel in the corridor. These improvements will set the stage for economic revitalization and other future corridor enhancements and positively contribute to the region's economic vitality.

This study is a collaborative effort among multiple agencies that have jurisdiction along the study segment: El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Manitou Springs, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.


Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority tax revenues, which will be available sometime after January 2015, will provide much of the construction funding.


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