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Traffic Advisory: US 24 Resurfacing Project 

November 7, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado - Final push to wrap up bridge rehabilitation and paving

Colorado Springs, CO —In preparation for the winter season, work will be scheduled this weekend on the twin bridges over El Paso Boulevard and Manitou Avenue to complete bridge rehabilitation as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Resurfacing Project along US 24.

On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, motorists can expect alternating single lane closures on US 24 from 7 p.m. Friday through the weekend, ending by 5 a.m. on Monday.  Motorists can avoid the lane closures by using alternative routes. Law enforcement will assist with traffic patrols and a single lane will be maintained open in each direction throughout the weekend.

Getting this stretch of the heavily trafficked roadway set for winter is the primary goal for the weekend work. “We’ll be monitoring the weather for temperature sensitive work as crews perform the waterproofing and paving of the bridges along US 24,” said CDOT Resident Engineer, Dave Watt. “We’ve gone all summer and fall working at night so as not to affect daytime or weekend traffic but finishing up the bridgework is key to the preparations for the winter driving season and the upcoming holidays.”

In addition to the resurfacing work, next week crews will shift focus and continue to perform work to rebuild the intersection at US 24 at 21st Street. Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

PROJECT INFORMATION
CDOT crews are 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. 

STAY CONNECTED

Project Hotline: 719-628-8028

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.codot.gov/projects/us-24-ute-pass-improvements



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 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.

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. 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.  

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