Traffic

Jul 30, 2012 3:54 PM by Greg Boyce

One lane to open on Tennessee Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation will open one lane of U.S. 24 to one lane of alternating traffic, including bicyclists, tonight at 6 p.m.

Crews have been working to repair a very large sinkhole between Leadeville and Red Cliff since July 9.

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, including Saturdays and Sundays, flaggers will be present to direct motorists through the work zone. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., a traffic signal will be set up to direct traffic. Work will still be happening in the area and crews will be present throughout the day and night. Motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes.

Both lanes of US 24 will not be fully opened until repairs are complete the week of Monday, August 6.

Repairs are scheduled to be completed before the USA Pro Challenge plans to go through the area, barring any changes based on weather, natural disasters, and other unforeseen circumstances. The Copper Triangle bicycle race will be able to use US 24 and Tennessee Pass the weekend of Saturday, August 4. Thanks to the hard work of crews, the cyclists will be able to pass through the construction zone using a four-foot bicycle lane. Motorists will be able to simultaneously pass through the work zone during the race. That same weekend, Leadville will have its annual Boom Days celebration from August 3 through 5, and motorists using U.S. 24 to travel to and from the celebration will be urged to be on the lookout for cyclists during the race.

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