Safety improvements taking place on Highway 24

Travel Advisory

May 9, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Safety project consists of curve realignment and other improvements is underway three miles east of Florissant

Teller County — A safety project consisting of curve realignment and other improvements is underway on US 24, three miles east of Florissant.

The Colorado Department of Transportation project includes the removal of 1,500 feet of rock slope along the northside of the highway and shoulder widening, improving the sight distance for drivers.

Other safety enhancements involve grading and paving, new guardrails, striping and signage.

Traffic Impacts

  • Working times: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Single lane – flaggers alternating traffic with stops up to 15 minutes
  • Reduced speed limit through the work zone. Fines doubled for violators
  • Vehicles wider than 10 feet restricted from traveling through the work zone

In addition, US 24 will be closed to traffic during daylight hours through the work zone up to five days. A detour utilizing county roads (see map) is required to maintain safety during rock removal operations.
The project is scheduled for completion in July 2023.

Tezak Heavy Equipment of Cañon City is the contractor for the $2.1 million project.

US 24 East of Florissant Detour Map
US 24 East of Florissant Detour Map

Project Information

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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