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Project Announcement - Improvements to US 24 in Minturn Resume June 8

EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor American Civil Constructors, LLC (ACC) will return to Minturn on June 8 to complete the US Highway 24 Improvements project.

Work will be completed on US Highway 24 from I-70 to Maloit Park Road (Mile Point 147). Crews will complete the project by marking crosswalks, installing pedestrian railing, finishing up topsoil, re-vegetation and other punch list items. Major contract items have already been completed.

While ACC will be on-site from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekday traffic control will not begin until after 9 a.m. Traffic control may require single lane closures with flaggers directing alternating thru traffic, with potential holds of up to 15 minutes. ACC may also shift traffic in certain areas; CDOT asks that motorists stay alert and watch for the directional cones during work hours. ACC will notify businesses and residences prior to work directly in front of their property. Work should be complete by June 26.

The U.S. Highway 24 improvements project started in 2019 and is designed to improve the existing roadway surface and advance safety enhancements throughout the corridor. Those safety enhancements include rockfall mitigation, upgraded storm sewer capacity, new guardrail compliant with current standards and improved multi-model access. In partnership with CDOT, the Town of Minturn funded local improvements including additional sidewalks, new curb, gutter, driveway entrances and ADA enhancements.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:


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!

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis issued an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday, March 26. With this order, the public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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.

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