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All Lanes set to Re-Open Saturday on US 24 Between Constitution Avenue and Garrett Road

COLORADO SPRINGS—Crews on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 19, will reopen both lanes in each direction of US Highway 24 between Constitution Avenue and Garrett Road, marking a major milestone on the US 24 Garrett Road project. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures for several weeks while crews complete finishing work. All work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Since late June, both directions of US 24 have been reduced to a single lane. Lane closures were necessary for the full reconstruction of westbound US 24 from Constitution Avenue (mile point 315) to Garrett Road (MP 319). Crews recently completed paving westbound US 24 and are currently preparing the highway for the final alignment.

By recycling existing materials and erecting a temporary concrete batch plant within the work zone, this project significantly reduced the impact of construction-related traffic on US 24. The old asphalt highway was reconditioned on-site and used as road base under the new concrete pavement.

By using this reclamation strategy, the project saved over 40,000 tons or 1,600 truck-loads of new base course material from being hauled to the site, and nearly eliminated the need to haul old materials off-site. In less than two weeks, crews placed over 14,800 cubic yards of concrete that was prepared at the temporary batch plant.

Project Info

Contractor Flatiron Constructors, Inc. is completing work on this $5.7 million improvement project. The entire project, which consists of intersection work at the US 24/Garrett Road intersection, rehabilitation of westbound US 24 and Sand Creek culvert scour repairs, is scheduled for completion this fall.

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