Old Highway 24 Reopens

October 30, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Flood Damage Closed Highway in August

MANITOU SPRINGS – A ½ mile segment of U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) is open to traffic again after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed a majority of repairs late Tuesday.

The highway, which connects to U.S. 24 at the west end of Manitou Springs, was closed to traffic on August 9 after severe flooding damaged segments of the roadway, making it unsafe for travel.  Two sections were washed out, both about 30 to 40 feet long and around 200 to 300 feet apart.  Minor repairs also were required on the Fountain Creek Bridge.

It cost $500,000 to repair the highway.

A closure of westbound Manitou Avenue still will be needed for curb and drainage work, most likely next week.  Drivers will be able to use Serpentine Drive as the detour.  Eastbound traffic will not be impacted.

Approximately 4,500 vehicles use this segment of U.S. 24 Business daily.

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