Sidewalk Closed to Pedestrians at US 24 and 31st Street

Aug. 2, 2018 -

COLORADO SPRINGS—For two months, pedestrians will be unable to access the sidewalk at US Highway 24 and 31st Street as crews begin making safety improvements to the intersection behind concrete barriers. These updates are part of the US 24 at 31st Street and Ridge Road Intersection Project.

While the sidewalk is closed, pedestrians are encouraged to cross US 24 at the 26th Street intersection. A detour will be posted near the project zone.

Project Info

This project will improve motorist safety and upgrade Americans with Disabilitis Act-compliant ramps for easy accessibility. Work on this project also includes upgrades to signals and sewer lines. The estimated completion is winter 2018.

Travel Impacts

Regular work hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with night and weekend work as necessary. Motorists can expect shoulder closures on US 24 during daytime work on this project. Two lanes in each direction will always be open to traffic from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Speeds will be reduced by 5 to 10 mph on US 24 in the work zone.

Wildcat Construction Company, Inc., of Colorado Springs is the prime contractor on this $1.7 million project.