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US 24 between Constitution Avenue and Garrett Road reduced to one lane in each direction starting Sunday

June 20, 2017 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – Starting Sunday afternoon, both directions of US Highway 24 will be reduced to a single lane between Constitution Avenue and Garrett Road for approximately two months.

Eastbound and westbound US 24 traffic will be in a temporary alignment in the area currently designated for the eastbound lanes.

The traffic shift is necessary for the reconstruction of westbound US 24 from Constitution Avenue (Mile Point 315) to Garrett Road (MP 319). The last major work on this four-mile stretch of US 24 occurred more than ten years ago. Crews will mill the existing asphalt, recondition the roadway base and install new concrete pavement. The entire project is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.

Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, crews will restripe and sign the highway for the temporary configuration. By Sunday evening, eastbound motorists will merge into a single lane near Constitution Avenue. The single westbound lane will shift south of the median directly adjacent to the eastbound lane west of Garrett Road. The work zone speed limit will be 55 mph and fines are double. A vehicle width restriction of 12 feet will be in place. All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

Construction at the US 24 / Garrett Road intersection will be complete this week, in advance of the traffic shift. The intersection has recently been widened to accommodate a raised center median and an acceleration lane for Garrett Road left turns onto westbound US 24. The traffic signal has also been modified.

BACKGROUND

Flatiron Constructors, Inc. was selected for 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 in fall 2017.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the information line at 719-208-2072, email the team at [email protected]  or visit the project website at www.codot.gov/projects/us-24-constitution-avenue-to-garrett-road. For information on travel conditions, visit www.COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Coloradodot.

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