Highway improvements on US 24 in Lake County south of Leadville are complete

News Release

December 14, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado

LAKE COUNTY — A highway improvement project for US Highway 24 and Colorado Highway 300 in Lake County is now complete. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation contractor APC Southern Construction have finished work on the project, which is located south of Leadville. The project improved approximately 17 miles of US 24, beginning south of Leadville at Mile Point 177 and continuing west to MP 193.8, as well as 3.4 miles of roadway on CO 300 between MP 0.0 and 3.4.

"As a native of Leadville, it's rewarding to see a successful project in my old backyard,” says CDOT Chief Engineer Stephen Harelson. “Highway 24 is a critical link for people in the upper Arkansas Valley, and while CO 300 may be one of the shorter highways on the state system, it's nice to have a smooth ride out to the Fish Hatchery and Soda Springs."

The work included resurfacing of approximately 21.4 miles of roadway and incorporated deck milling, sealing and repaving bridge structures; shoulder widening between MP 179.9and MP 181.2; erosion control; guardrail replacement; rumble strips; signing and striping. The project was contracted to APC Southern Construction, of Golden, and completed on October 30th.

This project greatly enhances safety for motorists traveling along this two-lane highway, drivers will find a smoother roadway surface with new guardrail, new signage, high visibility markings and stabilized shoulders. These enhancements make the highway safer for residents, visitors and commercial truck traffic.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and APC Southern Construction would like to thank residents and travelers using this portion of US 24 for their patience and cooperation as construction operations were in progress.