CO Highway 115 Improvements Project traffic impacts near Hitch Rack Road for bridge work

Travel Advisory

May 16, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Alternating traffic control with flaggers planned this weekend
Map of Little Turkey Creek bridge work location. Motorists to expect traffic delay on CO 115 near Hitch Rack Ranch Road on May 18 and May 19.
Motorists traveling CO 115 between Colorado Springs and Penrose will encounter delays while bridge work at Little Turkey Creek is completed on May 18 and May 19.

El Paso and Fremont Counties — On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, drivers should expect daytime one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers near Hitch Rack Ranch Road for Little Turkey Creek bridge work. Plan ahead, some travel delay is expected. After this weekend, no future weekend traffic impacts are anticipated.

Safety is a priority and driving cautiously through the work zone is imperative. The work zone speed limit is reduced to 45 mph and an oversized vehicle width restriction is in place. Additional signs reinforce no passing zones. Aggressive and impaired drivers can be reported to Colorado State Patrol by dialing *277.

Traffic Impacts

  • Plan for daytime traffic delays May 18 and May 19
  • One-lane alternating traffic guided by flaggers, cones and signage.
  • Delays are expected, plan ahead and allow an additional 15 minutes travel time.

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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