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Repaving project to start mid-May on US 24 Between Manitou Springs and Chipita Park

May 14, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

MANITOU SPRINGS—With a push for an early fall completion, Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, Martin Marietta Materials, will begin repaving just over 5 miles of US 24 between Manitou Springs and Chipita Park, the week of May 18, as part of the departments Whole System-Whole Safety Initiative.

This project consists of removing and replacing asphalt, upgrading concrete curb and gutter, replacing damaged guardrail and delineator posts, improving signage and drainage. 

The improvements will increase safety, and asphalt resurfacing will provide motorists a smoother road surface.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Crews will start with curb and gutter work on eastbound US 24 and then conduct work at the intersection of Pikes Peak Highway (Fountain Avenue) and US 24. Motorists can expect flagger operations and a 45 mph speed limit reduction. 

Work hours the week of May 18 are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. There will be no work over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. In early June, crews will switch to night time working hours for the asphalt removal and replacement. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

PROJECT INFORMATION

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

Project hotline: 719-301-3801

Project email: [email protected]com 

Project web page https://www.codot.gov/projects/us-24-resurfacing-manitouchipita

and sign up for project updates at [email protected]com. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.  

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

Last year, 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.

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. Gov. Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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