US 24 signal replacement project to begin

Project Update

March 25, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Improvements to take place at two locations in Woodland Park

Teller County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contract partner Arrow Electric will begin a signal replacement project on US Highway 24 at Trout Creek Road and Aspen Garden Way/Paradise Circle in Woodland Park on April 1.

The project will replace outdated traffic signals with new traffic signal equipment, poles, mast arms, vehicle detection equipment, closed circuit television cameras, advanced flashing beacons, signing and minor striping at each intersection. Additional work includes removing and installing curb, gutter and Americans with Disabilities Act ramps at Aspen Garden Way/Paradise Circle.

Traffic signals are a vital part of controlling traffic in a safe and efficient manner by providing regulated movement. Vehicle detection will reduce unnecessary delays and stops at the intersection while improving travel times and increasing the amount of traffic that an intersection can handle.

Other benefits of the project include the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps at Aspen Garden Way/Paradise Circle. The new ramps will be constructed in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines requirements and will provide functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways.

Traffic Impacts

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

  • Daytime shoulder closures Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Daytime turn lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aspen Garden Way/Paradise Circle
  • Nighttime single lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated completion date is August 2024
Map showing the location of the US 24 Signal Replacement project in Woodland Park
Map of signal replacement project at US 24 and Trout Creek Road and US 24 and Aspen Garden Way in Woodland Park.

Project Information

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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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