US 24 Leadville Overlay & ADA Ramps

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5.2 million
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: April - October 2020
  • Location: In downtown Leadville on US 24

US 24 Leadville Map

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor, United Companies, has completed milling and paving operations starting as of October 2020. Work took place at the north end of town at Mountain View Drive and progressed south. Travelers can experienced shoulder and single-lane closures in the work zone segments, which changed daily. All side street approaches to US 24 (approximately 20 feet) were also be milled and paved with short-term closures as well.

Milling began Monday, August 17 and commenced for two weeks.

  • US 24 was milled first and the approaches (side street intersections) second.

Work included:

  • Improvements to most intersections in the work zone, including demolition and reconstruction of curbs and gutters
  • Accessibility improvements in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) include:
    • Reconstruction of approximately 90 curb ramps
    • Sidewalk additions and tie-ins
    • New signal at 6th St. & Harrison Ave. (US 24)
  • Two miles of asphalt resurfacing from Mountain View Drive to Elm Street

Traffic Impacts

  • No further traffic impacts

Estimated Project Schedule

  • Project is complete with possible exception of a stop sign replacement.