US 24 Resurfacing south of Minturn to begin April 29

Project Update

April 23, 2024 - Northwestern Colorado - Motorists should expect delays beginning late April

Eagle County — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner United Companies will begin work on US Highway 24 south of Minturn in late April between Mile Points 147 and 158. Travelers can expect lane and shoulder closures beginning April 29. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2024.

Work on the project includes surface treatment, 2.5” HMA mill and overlay, pavement markings, and delineation on US 24 south of Minturn (MP 147 to MP 158). Once complete, the project will improve drivability for motorists and provide safer conditions for pedestrians and individuals using bicyclists.

Travelers to and from Leadville can avoid this and other nearby construction projects by using Colorado Highway 91 and Interstate 70.

Nearby CDOT Projects

There are several CDOT projects in the area during the 2024 construction season. Travelers are encouraged to check for the most up-to-date information about traffic impacts and to select the best route. Projects are the US 6 and Post Boulevard Roundabout, I-70 Mile Point 170.5 Essential Wall Repair Project, I-70 Dowd Canyon Variable Speed Limit Sign Project, and the US 24 Resurfacing south of Minturn project. All four projects will be underway by June 2024.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists and area residents can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Work will occur during daytime hours, Monday through Friday
  • Single lane closures, double lane closures, and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone
  • Reduced speeds in the work zone
  • Plan ahead and expect short delays
  • Construction schedules are weather dependent
  • The project is scheduled for completion in late 2024
Map of US 24 South of Minturn Resurfacing Project work zone located between Mile Points 147 and 158
Map of US 24 South of Minturn Resurfacing Project work zone located between Mile Points 147 and 158.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

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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