US 24 Rockfall Mitigation from Cascade to Manitou Springs


Project Status: Complete

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.2 million
  • Timeline: June 11, 2018 - Dec. 13, 2018
  • Contractor: Apex Rockfall Mitigation
  • Location: On US 24, from mile points 294 to 301, in El Paso County

From June through December 2018, crews completed rockfall mitigation at 16 locations along US Highway 24, from Cascade to Manitou Springs in El Paso County. This safety project will prevent damage and unexpected closures due to natural rockslides.

Work—which spanned from mile point 294 to 301—included:

  • removing scaled rock;
  • installing rock anchors;
  • installing wire mesh and concrete barriers;
  • cleaning out ditches; and
  • installing new guardrail.