CDOT begins Rockfall Mitigation Project on US 24 Monday June 18th

June 13, 2018 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Speed limits to be strictly enforced


EL PASO COUNTY- Beginning Monday, June 18, 2018, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Apex Rockfall Mitigation will begin rockfall mitigation work on US 24 from mile point (MP) 294 to MP 301, from Cascade to City of Manitou Springs.  The project has an anticipated completion date the end of October 2018.
This $2.2 million project will include rock-scaling, removal of scaled rock, installation of rock anchors, 6,000 square feet of pinned wire mesh, 33,000 square feet of wire mesh, installing concrete barriers, ditch clean out and new guardrail.  This project is necessary to protect the safety of motorists and to prevent road damage or unexpected closures that would be caused by a natural rockslide.
Motorists can expect a two lane closure with east and westbound traffic head to head, possible delays and reduced speeds.  Bicyclists are discouraged from riding through the construction zone during hours of operation.
For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 719-695-0112 or email the team at [email protected]. For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for travel alerts on CDOT’s website, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at  

Map of Project Location