El Paso County and Teller County— Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will perform overnight guardrail repairs on the eastbound lanes of U.S. 24 from mile point 294 to mile point 297. Eastbound motorists should allow extra travel time due to slow speeds and limited lanes throughout the work zone (November .6-9). This highway has some blind curves, so travelers should use extreme caution.
Starting Nov. 6, motorists will encounter road construction in the eastbound lanes of US 24 between MP 294 and 297.
- Night shift hours are Monday to Friday from 8pm to 4am
- Traffic will be detoured to keep one eastbound lane open.
- Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph within work zones
- This project is scheduled to be completed by November 9th
Know before you go
Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Before you go, gather information about the weather forecast, expected travel impacts, and current road conditions. CDOT resources include:
Remember: Slow in the Corn Zone
The following tips will help you stay safe when navigating maintenance and construction work areas.
- Do not speed within the work area. Obey posted speed limits.
- Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Beware of workers. Please drive carefully.
- Do not change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in the work area.
- Turn on your headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be especially careful when driving through work areas at night.
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
- Make sure to leave enough distance between you and the car in front.
- Anticipate lane changes and merge when instructed.
- be patient!
Download the COtrip app!
The new free COtrip Planner mobile app was designed to address the growing trend of information on mobile and tablet devices for travelers. The COtrip Planner app provides real-time traffic information across the state and works on mobile devices running iOS and Android platforms. Visit the Google Play Store (Android devices) or Apple Store (iOS devices) to download.
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