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US 24 Resurfacing Project Lane Closure at US 24 and 21st Street

February 28, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

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Colorado Springs, CO – On Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., there will be right turn lane closures at the intersection of US 24 and 21st Street for installation of signal and light pole operations as part of the CDOT Resurfacing Project along US 24.

The work requires the closure of the designated right turn northbound lane on 21st Street/US 24 on Monday and the designated right turn northbound lane onto 21st Street/US 24 on Wednesday. Crews will install traffic signal poles on the east side of US 24 at 21st Street intersection at the southeast corner on Monday, March 2, moving to the northeast corner of the intersection on Wednesday, March 4. Time of the work both days is 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., and all work is anticipated to be complete at the intersection by 2 p.m.

These closures involve work on both the northeast and southeast corners of the 21st Street/ US 24 intersection as part of the rebuilding of the intersection. Alternative routes are suggested during the work period. Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather or unforeseen circumstances.  

PROJECT INFORMATION
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. 

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.

  • 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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