Intersection upgrades at US 24 & Mountain View Drive made possible through Public-Private Partnership

Aug. 5, 2019 -

LEADVILLE - The Colorado Department of Transportation, the City of Leadville and High Country Developer, LLC, are partnering to improve safety and mobility at the intersection of US 24 and Mountain View Drive. Contractor Technology Constructors, Inc., will begin work on Aug. 12 to replace the existing signals and make additional improvements that will support all modes of travel, as well as provide new accesses for a new development east of the intersection. 

“This is a great improvement for Safety and Mobility” said Region 3 Transportation Director Michael Goolsby. “When CDOT gets the opportunity to partner with Local Government and Private industry it is a Win/Win for our Customers.”

Intersection improvements will include:

  • Replacement of existing span wire signals with mast arm signals

  • Upgraded push buttons and signals for pedestrians 

  • Sidewalk upgrades to meet ADA* requirements at all four corners of each intersection, including ADA-compliant curb ramps 

  • Drainage improvements (storm drain inlets)

  • New/upgraded pavement markings

  • Minor widening on westbound (runs northbound at this location) US 24 to provide a new deceleration/acceleration lane into and out of the new development

*Americans with Disabilities Act

The contract cost of the project is $1,199,742; $592,255 of that is funded by CDOT and $607,487 by the developer. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-December 2019.

“The City of Leadville is pleased to participate in this important public-private partnership benefitting our community,” said Leadville Administrative Services Manager Sarah Dallas. “We greatly appreciate the generous support of the Colorado Department of Transportation and High Country Developers in the Mountain View Drive intersection-improvement project. We look forward to the enhancements both the project and the development will bring.”

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the project’s completion by late November 2019, motorists can expect single-lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (as daylight permits), Monday through Friday. Motorists are urged to drive with care through the intersection and watch for workers and equipment. Please avoid distractions as you travel through the work area and go “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

PROJECT INFORMATION: Those with questions or comments, or those wanting to receive weekly project updates via email, may call the project information line at (719) 427-0950 or email the project team at The project web site is


WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.: To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System. Whole Safety. initiative. This campaign takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behavior, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.


ABOUT CDOT: CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.