City of Colorado Springs / City Engineering / NewsOpen House for Hancock Bridge Replacement Project
The second public meeting for the Hancock Street Bridge Replacement Project will be held Thursday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cragmor Christian Reformed Church at 1225 Acacia Drive. Representatives from the City, Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, and consultant, URS Corporation, will be there to explain the proposed bridge design and answer questions.
The Hancock Bridge, located north of Fillmore Street and south of Austin Bluffs Parkway, was built in approximately 1960. Because of the age and condition of the bridge, the City of Colorado Springs will replace it within the next two years using Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) funding. While the project is located within the Templeton Gap Floodway, it is a separate project from the ongoing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Levee Certification process.
This public meeting will present the selected design based on public input from the June Open House Meeting and discussions with property owners immediately adjacent to the project.
Environmental issues, influences on adjacent and near-by properties, aesthetics, public opinion, and costs are some of the considerations for choosing the selected design. The City anticipates that the project will be bid in late 2011 and completed in 2012.