No Road Expansions Planned for the west side through 2034.

Westside Watch was asked to attend the PPRTA-3 meeting.  The PPRTA is the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority which plans our road network infrastructure.  This meeting which was co-chaired by Councilman Wayne Williams and Commissioner Holly Williams, (by the way, did you know they are married? Yep.  Does all that power concentrated in a married couple bother you?  It bothers us.), was to discuss a $1 billion tax to be placed on the November 2022 ballot for the funds to complete road infrastructure work through 2034.  Westside Watch Founder, Dana Duggan, joined this called and during and following asked why, amidst the explosive growth, there are no expansions of the road network in the Broadmoor/Skyway/Cheyenne Area.  She noted she has lived here 18 years and seen no road network expansions.  Meanwhile, the Broadmoor hotel expanded, the zoo expanded, 7 Falls expanded, the Broadmoor Convention Center expanded, Creekwalk Shopping center was added, Nevada high frequency businesses have been added, Gold Hill Mesa has been added with additional expansion underway and a plan to build a "mini-downtown" at Gold Hill Mesa (Highway 24 & Cresta/21st).  These expansions are at critical choke points.  Not only that, the only infrastructure noted for the area is a traffic circle at Cheyenne Road and 8th street.  Traffic circles slow traffic.  The world evacuation experts testified to City Council that "all the Cheyennes are a problem for evacuation."  Who is running this show?  This is grossly irresponsible.  It's the City's job to grow our road network to support all this development.  This is exactly why we need the CET-Public & Life Safety Ordinance because our leadership cannot seem to do the right thing inependently.  We have asked Mr. & Mrs. Williams for answers and will let you know if/when we hear anything.  We were promised answers during the call, but it was deflected to Public Works Director Travis Easton who just does what the politicians tell him to do (not his fault).  Incredible, isn't it?  Meanwhile, you can see the list and map below: