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Drainage work on US 24 and CO 67 in Teller County starts Oct 11

October 5, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado

Teller County – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin drainage work in Teller County at two locations this fall. Crews will begin culvert repair work on US 24 at Mile Point 288.11, north of Crystola on October 11. In December, crews will move to CO 67, Mile Point 64.65 south of Divide, to rehabilitate the culvert at that location. Motorists should anticipate minor impacts to travel, but are asked to watch for crews in the area. American West Construction, LLC of Denver has been selected as the contractor for the project.

Culvert rehabilitation and replacement work is necessary to accommodate higher accumulations of rainfall and lower the risks of roadway flooding. Work is scheduled to be completed by early-November on US 24 and work on CO 67 will be completed by year end. Work is weather dependent.

Travel Impacts 

  • Beginning Monday, Oct 11 motorists may encounter shoulder closures or single lane closures beginning at Mile Point 288.11 on US 24 with notification posted 1000’ before work area.

  • Shoulder closures will be during work periods, which are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Lane closures will also be during normal business hours with alternating traffic. Delays are anticipated to be no more than 20 minutes.

Project & Travel Info  

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

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, 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.

  • 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 especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Be patient!

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.