EL PASO COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin road construction starting around April 6 and extending into fall 2020 on US Highway 24 between McKenze Lane (Mile Point 327.1) and Bradshaw Road (MP 328.7) west of Peyton to construct passing lanes in both directions.
Drivers should expect traffic shifts, intermittent flagging, a reduced work zone speed limit and width restrictions during the project. Road work will be completed in phases in order to minimize traffic impacts.
This safety improvement project will widen US 24 from two to four lanes to provide passing lanes in each direction.
A left turn lane will also be added on westbound US 24 at Bradshaw Road along with an acceleration lane for motorists heading westbound from Bradshaw Road.
One lane in each direction will be provided through the work zone except for limited off-peak lane closures while the contractor places temporary steel barrier wall and lane striping between project phases. The posted speed limit will be reduced, and fines are double in the work zone. Temporary steel barrier wall will restrict the width of US 24 to 11-foot lanes with four-foot shoulders.
All work is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.