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U.S. 24 Reopens Following Completion of Current Mitigation Project

March 24, 2015 - TRAVEL ALERT - US 24 reopens following completion of rock mitigation operations.

EAGLE COUNTY-The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has reopened Highway 24 following the completion of rock mitigation operations on the slope above mile 149, about five miles south of Minturn on Battle Mountain.  Work included scaling and the removal of approximately 1000+ cubic yards of debris. 

Public safety required CDOT to close the highway to through traffic on Monday morning, March 23. 

Additional work is expected to take place on Thursday for the installation of rock tracking instruments.  Lane closures or traffic stops will not be necessary. 

Beginning sometime next week, some additional rock mitigation and fence installation will require alternating lane closures at the site during daylight hours for approximately three weeks.  CDOT will distribute specific information prior to the start of this phase of the project.

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