Manitou Springs – US 24 Ute Pass Reconstruction Projects Update

August 17, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Rainbow Falls Bridge Rehabilitation

Project Status Update

Weather and additional repairs necessary for the bridge have affected project completion. Opening of the bridge for traffic is anticipated for September 16. The overall project completion is scheduled for September 30.

  • All overhang portions of the deck have been removed. Overhang beams have been rebuilt and overhang deck scheduled to be placed in August.

  • Removal and repair of damaged areas of middle portion of deck is ongoing and will continue into late August.

  • Bridge rail will be placed following proper cure of overhang deck concrete in late August

  • Floor beams supporting middle portions of deck are in the process of being repaired and will continue into late August.

  • Substructure (arch supports) repairs to take place early to mid-September.

  • Paving and roadside guardrail repairs will take place early to mid-September

  • Opening of the bridge for traffic is anticipated for September 16

  • Ongoing work underneath the bridge, anticipated overall project completion is the 30th of September.

  • Remember: pedestrians are NOT allowed to enter project construction zone.

City of Manitou Springs projects include:

  • Slope Stabilization Sunshine Trail (Washington Ave Bypass) south of U.S. 24 -- project is currently in design phase; start anticipated mid-September; completion by late October

  • Manitou Avenue West End Pedestrian and Drainage Improvements (Phase 5C) -- Project start Oct. 2016  - Project completion: Jan. 2017.  (This project is suspended likely until Fall 2017). 

  • Canon/Park AV Bridge Rehabilitation - Project start: Fall 2016 - Project completion: Spring 2017

For more information about the City of Manitou Springs projects, call 719-685-2594

El Paso County projects include:

  • FEMA rehabilitation project - Trail repairs - Project start:  March, 2016 - Project Complete

  • Transportation Enhancement Grant - Parking lot, trail and other facility enhancements - Project start: TBD

  • Westside Avenue Action Plan utility work, US 24 Interchange east along Manitou Avenue - Project start this fall. Completion is yet to be determine

For more information about the El Paso County projects call, 719-520-6540

The CDOT projects include:

  • Site A Resurfacing of U.S. 24 east to Serpentine Dr. - September to mid-October

  • Site B Resurfacing Project (Manitou Avenue, City Hall to westbound US 24 ramps; Garden of the Gods Place, El Paso Blvd. to eastbound US 24 ramps; Intersection of Manitou Avenue and Garden of the Gods Place; and Bridge deck rehabilitation over Fountain Creek) - September to mid-December

  • Rainbow Falls Bridge Rehabilitation Project - now through late September 2016

  • In addition, the I-25/Cimarron Interchange is under reconstruction - now through December 2017

For more information about the CDOT projects, call 719-488-5908

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