US 24 Resurfacing Project : Emergency pothole repairs – December 4

December 4, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO – On Wednesday, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing emergency pothole repairs as part of the ongoing US 24 Resurfacing project. The focus of the operation will be eastbound from 21st Street along the Fountain Creek bridge on US 24. 

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, traffic eastbound on US 24 will experience varying lane closures as crews perform the emergency repairs. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained throughout the work period and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes to avoid delays. The pothole repairs are expected to be completed in 4-5 hours. Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather or unforeseen circumstances.  

CDOT crews will begin improving nearly 10 miles of US 24 in El Paso County from 8th Street to west of Manitou Springs. The work consists of milling and paving, extending the turn lane at 21st Street and US 24, replacing guardrail, repairing at least four bridge structures, bridge scour prevention, improving drainage and adding erosion control. 


Project Hotline: 719-628-8028

Email: [email protected]



The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and 

construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, 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 the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.