Manitou Avenue Road Improvements Scheduled for Three Months

September 22, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Starting September 26, a three-month Manitou Avenue Road Improvement project will take place at US 24 – Manitou Avenue, the intersection of Garden of the Gods Place and CO 24 East.

The work includes an asphalt overlay on Manitou Avenue along with drainage, guardrail, bridge deck work and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp work. The $2.4 million Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project will be constructed by Kiewit Infrastructure Group. Project completion is expected at the end of 2016

“We understand that the project will impact numerous residents, businesses, visitors and community interests,” said CDOT Project Engineer Randy Johnson. “Our main goal is to work collaborative to safely deliver a quality construction project, on time and within budget for the Citizens of Manitou Springs, therefore minimizing those impacts.”

Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with a possibility of Saturday work with approval of CDOT. Intermittent lane closures and temporary short-term full closures will occur. The project work is split between two sites:

Site A Closure

Manitou Avenue between Serpentine Drive to US 24 Access Ramp at the Rainbow Falls Bridge area will remain closed. This closure will continue through Oct. 14, 2016.  When permanently reopened, this portion will have a new pavement, new guardrail, and new striping. Drivers wanting to access Manitou Springs from US 24 will need to use Serpentine Drive, Washington Avenue, or preferably, the Manitou Avenue interchange.

Site B Closure

Motorists will experience a full closure at Garden of Gods Place between El Paso Boulevard and Manitou Avenue from late Sept. through late Oct. This closure allows for bridge, barrier and drainage work to happen concurrently, reducing the duration of disturbance on the road and bike path.

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PROJECT INFORMATION: The $2.4 million East Avenue Overlay -- consists of an overlay through Manitou Springs along with ADA ramp work. The project entails milling, paving, ADA ramps (approximately 30), drainage inlet and pipes, adjustments to manholes and water valves, bridge deck repairs and pavement striping. Completion is planned for late 2016.

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