Colorado Springs holds a town hall to discuss potential traffic projects

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Stratton Elementary School was packed to capacity Saturday morning as the city held a public meeting to discuss possible traffic projects to address mobility on Fillmore Street and Uintah Street.

According to city officials, at least 400 people attended.

Part of the purpose of this meeting was to get citizen input on potential projects on Fillmore Street or Constitution Avenue, and 11 News viewers and our on-scene crew said so many people attended that several were turned away due to overcrowding. from space. The teams also said that police were controlling traffic in the area and that no one else was allowed in around 10:35 a.m.

According to officials, at a minimum, the city’s proposed study would consider widening Fillmore Street, extending Constitution Avenue from Union Boulevard to I-25 using the existing right-of-way, or maintaining the current roadway configuration with the understanding that Traffic congestion and delays will likely increase.

As of the last update to this article, the meeting was still ongoing. You can join virtually here.

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