160579299The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will continue repair work on numerous locations in parks which sustained significant damages during the September 2013 floods.

Contractors will begin the repair projects today, Dec. 8 and continue for the next eight to 12 weeks (weather dependent). The FEMA flood damage projects will cost approximately $515,000 and are funded through the FEMA Public Assistance grant.

Repairs will include slope stabilization, road repair and drainage improvements to repair the flood damage sites.

Construction will take place in the following locations:

Mount Cutler Trail

The Mount Cutler Trail will be closed during construction work on weekdays and reopen for hikers on weekends only during the project. Alternative trails: the Columbine Trail, Silver Cascade Falls Trail at Helen Hunt Falls, the Chamberlain Trail and Stratton Open Space.

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North Cheyenne Cañon Road in North Cheyenne Cañon Park

Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged road.

Bear Creek Road in Bear Creek Cañon Park

Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged road.

High Drive

Repair work will take place along the entire 3.5-mile stretch of High Drive. The work will include erosion repair, culvert replacement and overall drainage improvements. Access to the Palmer Trail, Bear Creek Trail (USFS Trail 666) and the Captain Jack’s Trail will remain open to the public. Recreational users on High Drive may encounter construction equipment throughout the project. Dog owners are strongly encouraged to keep their pets on-leash at all times.