Sign Replacement project underway in El Paso County

Travel Advisory

January 26, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Motorists will experience night time lane closures

EL PASO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Work Zone Traffic Control began a sign replacement project in mid-January. New signs will be installed along US Highway 24, CO Highway 21 and CO Highway 94 at the following locations:

  • US 24 from Mile Point 2.6 to MP 2.8 and MP 4.2 to MP 4.3
  • US 24 from MP 295.8 to MP 350.8 (west of Manitou Springs to east Colorado Springs)
  • CO 21 from MP 139 to MP 139.5 and MP 141.7 to MP 142.2
  • CO 94 from MP 0.5 to MP 1.7

Throughout the duration of the project motorists can anticipate nighttime lane closures.

Work will include the removal of approximately 750 aging signs, installation of over 1,135 new signs and installation of new signposts. Crews will also be removing and installing 25 overhead signs.
US 24 Sign project map
Roadway signs typically last 7-10 years depending on the geographic/exposure conditions. The new signs will have better reflectivity at night to help motorists navigate the highway safely. The new signs will consist of wrong-way, speed limit, directional, street, exit, city limits, mile point, guide, regulatory and warning signs.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists can anticipate the following traffic impacts:

  • Single lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Shoulder closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The project has an anticipated completion date of September 2022.

Project Information

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

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and 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.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • 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 patient!

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