Traffic Switch Starts Oct. 8 on US 24 from Cascade to Manitou Springs for Rockfall Mitigation

Oct. 4, 2018 - Speed Limits to be Strictly Enforced

EL PASO COUNTY—Starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, travelers on the east side of US Highway 24 can expect a traffic switch from Cascade to Manitou Springs (mile points (MP) 294 to 301) as crews perform rockfall mitigation work.

Travel Impacts

  • Traffic will be in a one-lane configuration with both directions in a head-to-head configuration in the westbound lane.
  • Work hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
  • Please allow extra commute time for congestion in the work zone.
  • There is an 11-foot width restriction during hours of operation.
  • Bicyclists are discouraged from riding through the construction zone during working hours.

Project Info

CDOT and Apex Rockfall will scale and remove rock, install rock anchors, 6,000 square feet of pinned wire mesh, 33,000 square feet of wire mesh, guardrail and concrete barriers, and clean ditches. The project has an anticipated completion date of November 2018.

During the traffic switch, CDOT will begin work on the Montessori Wall permanent repair project in Fountain Creek.

"We strategically scheduled these projects to minimize inconvenience to the traveling public and capitalize on the rockfall barriers to provide safe access to the creek," said David Watt, CDOT project engineer. CDOT and American West Construction will access the Montessori Wall project through the creek, further reducing impacts to traffic. This project is expected to last through December 2018.