US Highway 24 reopens near Antero Junction

Travel Advisory

May 5, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Closure removed on US 24 between Hartsel and Antero Junction by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7
US 24 Bridge Construction progress
US 24 bridge construction progress

Park County —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor CapitalTezak Joint Venture will remove the closure on U.S. 24 between Hartsel and Antero Junction by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The 21-day closure began April 17, allowing for the construction of two bridges.

Intermittent lane and shoulder closures will continue at both locations until the project is complete in June.

Both bridges, built in 1937, were structurally deficient. To maintain safety for the traveling public, each one is being replaced with a single aluminum box culvert, with reinforced concrete footings and floor.

Traffic Impacts & Detour Route

  • US Highway 24 closure near Antero Junction opens May 7
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly to
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change
  • Motorists are reminded to drive slowly and obey the posted speed limit

Project Information

Project Overview

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country, and with that growth comes strain on aging transportation systems that have significant consequences in the form of growing safety and mobility problems. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary improvements to 17 structures so motorists can be ensured that they are driving on more stable and up to date structures with life spans of 100 years.

Structures are being replaced along three rural highway corridors:

  • Colorado Highway 9
  • US Highway 24
  • US Highway 350

The $43 million Bridge Bundle project is scheduled for completion in late 2024.

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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