US 24 Johnson Village Chipseal

About the Project

Crews will begin work on this US 24 chipseal project in Johnson Village in May 2020. Work will consist of placing chipseal over the existing roadway, pavement markings and sign panel replacement.

This project will take place from the junction of US 285 west of Johnson Village East to the top of Trout Creek Pass.

This 20-mile chip seal project, from MP 212.83 through MP 225.56, will consist of placing a blended asphalt on the existing pavement, covering it with crushed aggregate, rolling the newly placed chips and sweeping off any excess chips. A week after the chip seal is placed a thin layer of diluted emulsion will be placed on the chips to give the road surface a black top. Crews will begin work at the east end of the project and work towards the west in four mile a day increments.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $9.3 million
  • Contractor: A-1 Chipseal & Rocky Mountain Pavement
  • Timeline: May 2020
  • Location: from the junction of US 285 west of Johnson Village East to the top of Trout Creek Pass in Chaffee County

Work Schedule & Traffic Impacts 

Beginning Friday, May 8 through June 5, motorists will encounter work on US 24 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Impacts will include one lane traffic which will be under flagger control with the use of pilot cars to guide traffic through the work zone. Traffic flow  in Johnson Village (between MP 212.8 -213.2)will be reduced to one  lane in each direction. Closures will be no longer than 2 miles. The public should expect delays up to 15 minutes. Speeds will be reduced to 45 MPH within the project limits with a width restriction of 12 feet. No work will take place May 22 - 25 for Memorial Day weekend.

Travelers driving through surface treatment projects are urged to: 

  • Slow down ― Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter and damage vehicle paint and windshields.
  • Increase distance between vehicles ― Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce vehicle damage caused by loose stones.
  • Follow work zone signage ― Consider the safety of other motorists and the safety of the work crew when traveling through the project construction zone.
  • Use caution ― Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction operations.