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Work resumes on intersection upgrades at US 24 & Mountain View Drive in Leadville

May 13, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

LEADVILLE, CO - Contractor Technology Constructors, Inc., resumes work during the week of May 18 on the US 24 at Mountain View Drive intersection improvement project in Leadville. With the warmer weather, crews can now complete signal wiring, concrete sidewalks/curbs and minor roadway resurfacing.

The project is a partnership between the City of Leadville, the Colorado Department of Transportation and High Country Developer, LLC, and began August 12, 2019. The work will improve safety and mobility at the intersection by replacing existing signals and making additional improvements that will support all modes of travel, as well as providing new accesses for a new development east of the intersection. 

To date, the project has removed and installed new sidewalk, curb and gutter on the west side; made drainage improvements; constructed curb ramps on the west side; and installed conduit.

The project is expected to take approximately one month to complete, weather permitting. Remaining work items include: signal pole installation; signal wiring and installation; remaining curb, gutter and sidewalk on the east side (now that a separate Xcel gas line project is complete); and ramp adjustment on the west side.

The project is making the following improvements:

  • Replacement of existing span wire signals with mast arm signals

  • Upgraded push buttons and signals for pedestrians 

  • Sidewalk upgrades to meet ADA* requirements at all four corners of each intersection, including ADA-compliant curb ramps 

  • Drainage improvements (storm drain inlets)

  • New/upgraded pavement markings

  • Minor widening on westbound (runs northbound at this location) US 24 to provide a new deceleration/acceleration lane into and out of the new development

*Americans with Disabilities Act

 The project is scheduled for completion after about one month of work in the spring of 2020.

 TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the project’s completion by late June (weather permitting), travelers can expect intermittent single-lane closures at the intersection, Monday through Thursday, from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The three-way stop will continue at the intersection until the signal is activated. 

PROJECT INFORMATION: Those with questions or comments, or those wanting to receive weekly project updates via email, may call the project information line at (719) 427-0950 or email the project team at [email protected]gmail.com. The project website is https://www.codot.gov/projects/us-24-mountain-view-drive-leadville.

 

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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. 

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.

 

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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.  

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