Highway 24 temporarily reopens

September 12, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PLEASE NOTE TRAVEL ADVISORY BELOW.

MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is opening two lanes of U.S. 24 for two hours since the Flash Flood Warning has expired.  However, CDOT advises all persons who need to travel between Colorado Springs and Cascade and points west to do so within the next two hours, by 3 p.m.

Westbound U.S. 24 will remain closed to traffic and eastbound U.S. 24 is reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately four miles, between the Cave of the Winds Road intersection and the Pike Peak Toll Road intersection in Cascade.  Drivers should plan extra travel time since traffic lanes are reduced.

By 3 p.m., another wave of heavy rain is expected to hit the Waldo Canyon Burn Area, requiring CDOT to close U.S. 24 to all traffic once again.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.