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Crews complete work on US 24 ramps and overlay improvements in Leadville

October 27, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado


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US 24 Completed Curb Ramp in downtown Leadville

LEADVILLE — The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor, United Companies, have completed curb ramp and overlay improvements to US Highway 24 in downtown Leadville. 

Approximately two miles of roadway was resurfaced, from Mountain View Drive to Elm Street, as well as most of the approaching intersections. The project began this spring.

Downtown Leadville also received an upgraded traffic signal at 6th Street and Harrison Avenue with state-of-the-art push buttons and indicators for pedestrians.   

A major goal of project was the demolition and reconstruction of curbs, gutters and ramps with sidewalk tie-ins, including resetting pavers. Approximately 90 new curb ramps were constructed, allowing for better accessibility for persons with disabilities,

The project team would like to thank the City of Leadville and residents for being patient with the impacts that accompany the construction. Safety, beautification and ease of multi-modal traveling is the end benefit.

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US 24 Completed Curb Ramp in Leadville

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Finished Curb Ramp Leadville Intersection

COVID-19 

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first  responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind,  CDOT maintenance and construction crews follow 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 and wearing face masks. As traffic  returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can  return home 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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