Projects

US 24 Lane, Signal & Ramp Work at 31st Street & Ridge Road

Traffic Impacts December 10-14, 2018

Over the next few weeks, expect traffic impacts along US 24 at Ridge Road and at 31st Street.  Major traffic impacts include the temporary removal of the left-turn lane, with crews working during the day.

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Project Facts

  • Cost: $1.7 million
  • Contractor: Wildcat Construction Company
  • Timeline: June - December 2018
  • Location: Less than a mile stretch on US Highway 24, at 31st and at Ridge Road, in Colorado Springs, near Old Colorado City

Crews on this project will complete the following work on US Highway 24 at 31st Street and Ridge Road in Colorado Springs:

  • Extend the eastbound turn lane at 31st Street by 900 feet;
  • Eliminate left turns onto US 24 once Ridge Road is re-opened;
    • Travelers will have to turn right at US 24 and Ridge Road, with no straight-through access. They may turn left into Red Rock Canyon Open Space and onto Ridge Road (to Colorado Avenue) once Ridge Road reopens.
  • Upgrade traffic signals and storm sewers; and
  • Install a ramp to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Travel Impacts

  • While most work is being completed off the highway, if lane closures are necessary, they will be closed overnight.
  • Access to local businesses is being maintained.
  • Travel is open in both directions of Colorado Avenue, as well as two lanes in each direction of US 24.
  • To detour around this closure, use either the US 24 interchange or 31st Street.
  • Uniformed traffic control officers will be used as needed to support traffic control plans.
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