CDOT performs guardrail repair on US 24 beginning Monday, Nov. 6

Travel Advisory

November 3, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Motorists should plan for one lane eastbound traffic just west of Manitou Springs

El Paso and Teller Counties— Beginning Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will perform nighttime guardrail repairs to US 24 in the eastbound lanes from mile point 294 to 297. Motorists traveling eastbound should allow themselves extra travel time due to slower speeds and limited lanes throughout the work zone (Nov. 6 through 9). Travelers should use extreme caution as this stretch of highway has several curves with short sight distance.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning November 6, motorists will encounter road work in the eastbound lanes of US 24 between MP 294 and 297:

  • Nighttime work hours range from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • Traffic will be detoured to keep one eastbound lane of traffic open
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone
  • The project is expected to be completed by Nov. 9
US 24 Guardrail Repair map
US 24 Guardrail Repair map

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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