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Change is coming to West Colorado Avenue

Not much has changed in the Westside’s transportation system since Interstate 25 and Midland Expressway were constructed in the decades between 1955 and 1975. Those two limited-access highways diverted tourist and commuter traffic from city streets such as Nevada and Colorado avenues, leaving neighborhood roadway alignments alone. Except for minor engineering and flood control tweaks,… Continue Reading Change is coming to West Colorado Avenue

Midland never has lived up to old dreams

Sixty years ago, the western entry to Colorado Springs was picturesque and beautiful. Emerging from the two-lane highway that snaked down Ute Pass, motorists found themselves on Manitou Avenue, where historic buildings lined the streets. Continuing east, travelers passed through the thriving motel district between Manitou and Old Colorado City, brightly illuminated by colorful neon… Continue Reading Midland never has lived up to old dreams

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