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By Pam Zubeck The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the city of Colorado Springs to shave $20 million from its budget this year. But despite that cutback, cone zones are likely to remain as prolific as ever. That’s because 2C, the voter-approved road funding sales tax, has yielded more revenue than expected since it went into […]

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The fifth year of 2C-funded paving kicked off this week, despite projections showing 2C tax revenue taking a $7 million hit thanks to COVID-19. About 225 lane miles set to be paved this year under 2C, the voter-approved 0.62 percent sales tax that has generated roughly $50 million a year since 2016 solely for roadway infrastructure […]

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It’s a burning question: 2C passed, so why do we still have potholes? The city of Colorado Springs offered an answer on its web site Dec. 2. The pothole-producing culprit? It’s the weather. Some background: In 2015, Springs residents voted in favor of a sales tax hike for road improvements, and 2C-funded roadworks have been […]

The cone zones motorists love to hate are appearing again this summer as the fourth year of 2C-funded paving operations shifts into high gear. But they indicate progress on nearly 175 lane miles of city streets that will be repaved this summer, Mayor John Suthers said at a kickoff event May 24 on Austin Bluffs […]

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Voters in the Pikes Peak region opened their wallets in 2017 by virtue of approving ballot measures to fund a stormwater fee and spiraling needs in Colorado Springs School District 11. Those Election Day decisions were out of the norm for a traditionally conservative electorate, but followed a 2015 tax approved to fix area roads. […]