Highway 24 Business Partially Reopened

May 28, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - MANITOU SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened eastbound U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) from mainline Highway 24 to Serpentine Drive this afternoon.

It was closed after rocks fell onto the eastbound lane on Memorial Day, which have since been removed.

This ½ mile segment of westbound Highway 24 Business remains closed after cracks were discovered in the westbound lane of the roadway last Thursday.  

Serpentine Drive also has reopened between U.S. 24 Business and mainline Highway 24.  Some wall cracking also was discovered between Highway 24 Business and Serpentine Drive last week but it not considered a safety hazard at this point.

CDOT engineers will be monitoring the cracking on westbound Highway 24 Business for the next week to determine if there is further earth movement, resulting in further road damage. It will remain closed for travel for at least the next seven days.

Mainline U.S. 24 is not impacted by this closure. 

This segment of U.S. 24 Business is a low-use roadway, with an average daily traffic count of 1,500 vehicles.