Road Repairs Move Forward with the Passage of 2C

November 5, 2015
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, Streets Division Manager Corey Farkas, and Public Works Director Travis Easton (L-R) explain how the implementation of 2C will work.Credit Andrea Chalfin / KRCC
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, Streets Division Manager Corey Farkas, and Public Works Director Travis Easton (L-R) explain how the implementation of 2C will work.

Colorado Springs residents can expect to see road repairs taking place after ballot measure 2C was approved with 65% of the vote.  

The measure allows for a .62% sales tax increase to go toward road maintenance, and is expected to draw around 50 million dollars a year in revenue.

Mayor John Suthers said he plans to appoint a five person advisory committee to review progress, and added that the Public Works Department will issue occasional updates.

Travis Easton, Public Works Director, said they'll have a website to help keep residents informed about their commutes and to help provide transparency.

"We're going to try and minimize impact to citizens as much as we can," said Easton, "but the reality is that we're going to be resurfacing a lot of roads and there are going to be travel delays and we just going to try to communicate that in advance as much as we can."

Suthers projects that nearly 50% of roads will be impacted over the course of the five-year plan. Projects will prioritize routes that serve the most citizens as well as those most in need of repair.

Work is expected to start in January.

For a list of those identified routes, separated by district and year, click here [.pdf].