US 24 and US 285 CORRIDOR UPDATE: Road work continues in Park and Chaffee Counties

July 21, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2, Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues summer work on two construction projects of US Highway 24 and US Highway 285 in southwest Park County and northeast Chaffee County.

The public is reminded that the construction projects may cause travel delays along the US 24 and US 285 corridors.  

PROJECT @ JUNCTION of US 24 & US 285: The project near the junction of US 24 and US 285 involves resurfacing work. Travelers will continue to see work on US 24 from mile point 225.57 to 235. Work on US 285 extends from mile point 161.79 to 172.

PROJECT @ US 24 TROUT CREEK: Meanwhile further south on US 24, crews continue construction of passing and climbing lanes near Trout Creek Pass. This construction zone extends from mile point 217.5 to 222.6 on US 24 just north of Johnson Village.  

TRAVEL IMPACTS: On both projects, work will be done Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Travelers can expect delays from 20 to 45 minutes with lane closures during working hours. Speeds will be reduced to 55 MPH or 40 MPH during certain work periods. No night or weekend work is planned during these projects. Travelers are urged to use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through the work zones.

STAY INFORMED: To sign up to receive project information and/or lane closure updates on state highways in the area of your choice, visit CDOT’s website at and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit