A project in four phases, which began this month, will make over Pikes Peak Avenue between Shooks Run and Printers Parkway in the next two years. First up is installation of a storm drain beneath the middle of Pikes Peak to Hancock Avenue. Other phases include extending the storm drain farther east, laying water and sewer lines under the street, repaving the street and creating a median similar to Nevada Avenue's downtown. During construction, a lane of traffic in each direction will stay open, and Mountain Metro will continue to use the corridor. The $17 million project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, which collects a 1 percent sales tax.