Most Work Stopped on Old Ranch Road Interchange

March 11, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Gas Line Break Stops Majority of Operations.

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has stopped a majority of the work on the Powers Boulevard (State Highway 21) and Old Ranch Road Interchange Project after a six inch gas line was punctured, leaving 1,400 homes, some businesses and three schools without natural gas service. 

At press time yesterday, service had been restored to more than 300 homes.  However, since approximately 1,000 homes still do not have service, CDOT’s prime contractor, Wildcat Construction Co. of Colorado Springs, is offering to pay for hotel or motel room rentals while the outage continues.

“We’ve been told by CSU [Colorado Springs Utilities] that it may be until Friday until service is fully restored,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Mark Andrew.  “So if someone needs to get a room for one or two nights, we’ll reimburse them as long as they have a receipt.  We’ll be able to confirm if their house or apartment suffered an outage through CSU.”

The project currently is on partial stand down until it is determined how the location of the gas line was established by the contractor.  Concrete pouring of the new bridge supports will be the only work taking place, within the Powers Boulevard median, on Thursday.

For questions regarding the hotel/motel reimbursement or other project issues, residents can call the hotline at (719) 598-0352 or contact via email at [email protected]