US 24 Curve Correction in Teller County

Project Complete!

This highway safety improvement project consisted of realigning a curve on US Highway 24, three miles east of the Town of Florissant in Teller County.

Work included cutting back 1500 feet of rock slope along the northern edge of this two-lane highway, then regrading and paving.

Safety improvements included shoulder widening, correcting superelevation and improving stopping sight distance.

Work included rock blasting, guardrail replacement, shoulder widening, earthwork, asphalt paving, and signing and striping.

Project Benefits

This project was designed to provide the following benefits:

  • Improve visibility by correcting stopping sight distance around the curve
  • Add capacity by widening shoulder areas
  • Enhance safety by installing signs and repaving the highway

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.1 Million
  • Contractor: Tezak Heavy Equipment
  • Timeline: May to September 2023 (Extended one month due to weather)
  • Location: US 24 between Florissant and Divide
    • Mile Points: 272.60 - 272.90
    • County: Teller
Location of US 24 Curve Correction project location in Florrisant
US 24 Curve Correction Location Map