The City of Colorado Springs will contract with private companies for $1.68 million in road projects that are expected fund 20 construction jobs.

The projects will be open for bid, and work is scheduled to begin August 22.

They include:

• Cimarron Street from East Sierra Madre Street to West of Wahsatch Avenue;

• Cascade Avenue from Colorado Avenue to Moreno Avenue; and

• Interquest Parkway from Interstate 25 on ramp to Voyager Parkway, 1000 feet west of Powers.

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The bid document is available on-line or in city procurement office, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 201Bids are due 3 p.m. Aug. 4.

Funding for three  road projects will come  from the available fund balance in the Support Services Fund that will be transferred to the Capital Improvements Fund.