US 24 Corridor Improvements Design Phase

About the Project

CDOT is currently developing the roadway design for US 24 between Garrett Road and Woodmen Road to enhance safety, improve operational performance, and reduce congestion. Improvements include adding one new lane in each direction and a widened median in this area. The roadway design will also include the improvement of several existing at grade intersections to accommodate the widened highway. The feasibility of adding on or more small, local roads to provide better access to the soon to be widened US 24 is also being explored.

Schedule & Important Dates

ROW Process: Early 2025

Construction Start: Winter 2025

Project Area

Information about the study area and impacted cities/counties.

:  US Highway 24: Garrett to Woodman project area map that shows the project limits, the proposed Frontage Road Concept on the southern portion of the project area and the proposed Backage Road Concept off of Falcon Highway in the middle portion of the project area.
US 24 Corridor Improvements Project Area Map

CDOT conducted a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study in 2018 to examine conditions and anticipated problem areas along the US 24 corridor in El Paso County, between Powers Boulevard (CO 21) and the Town of Ramah. The study identified a range of transportation improvements along the corridor and concluded that the area between Garrett and Woodman Trail is a high priority for additional lanes.

As part of the PEL study, understanding the ideas, perspectives, and needs of the community and stakeholders in the corridor area was critical to building broadly supported decisions and solutions for the project. CDOT provided multiple opportunities for the local jurisdictions, regional partners, and the community to inform the study. More information on the study and its findings can be located here.