City of Colorado Springs / Traffic Engineering / News

Median Construction on Nevada Avenue
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nevada Avenue will soon have medians on each block from Bijou to Cucharras.  Construction on Nevada is expected to be completed by November 20, 2012.  This improvement project is part of the Downtown Action Plan that was decided and approved back in 1998. 

The City of Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise is funding 100% of the cost of construction of the medians – no money has come from the general fund.  Money from the Parking Enterprise must be spent on parking related projects only.  The medians will be maintained by the Parks department.

“This will provide a safer shorter distance for pedestrians to get across the street.  The new median will also close the gap on the east and west side of Nevada improving connectivity and encouraging development on the eastside of Nevada,” said Greg Warnke, Parking Administrator for the City of Colorado Springs. 

The construction will not re-route traffic or any close streets.