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Travel Advisory—CDOT maintenance conducting nighttime paving operations in Colorado Springs

July 19, 2019

El Paso County — Colorado Department of Transportation will be conducting nighttime paving operations on US 24 Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23. Paving will be taking place on US 24 between Woodman Rd and Judge Orr Rd (mile point 321.5-322.2), from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be alternating in one lane using a flagger. Motorists should expect some delays in the area.

On Wednesday, July 24 maintenance paving operations will move to the MLK Bypass between Circle and Shasta Dr. (mile point 305.2-306). Motorists will experience a right lane closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

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.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • 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!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.

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 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 at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices 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 interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state's intermodal mobility options. 

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