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US-24 Resurfacing project work requires  temporary lane closure at 21st Street

October 4, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Hamilton Construction will continue work on the US 24 Resurfacing project at the US 24 / 21st Street intersection. Next week drilling for a caisson is scheduled at the southeast corner of the intersection and the dedicated right-turn lane to US 24 will be closed. Commercial trucks and RVs must use alternative routes.

Drilling will begin at 7 a.m., Monday, October 7 and may take up to 48 hours to complete. Crews will drill and set the caisson. During the construction, the northbound, right-turn lane will be closed at 21st Street and US 24 and motorists are advised to use alternative routes. 

21st Street at US 24 – Right turn lane Closure

  • 7 a.m., Monday, October 7 through 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 9 

  • Northbound 21st Street at US 24 closed. The dedicated right turn lane will re-open upon  completion of the caisson work.

  • Commercial trucks and RVs must use Colorado Avenue as an alternative route

Speeds are reduced to 45 miles an hour in the construction zone, and motorists can expect minimal delays on US 24. Thank you for your patience during this temporary right turn lane closure.

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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