Sep 10, 2010 5:12 PM by Greg Boyce

Delays expected west of Manitou Springs next week

Rock removal from steep slopes along Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs will cause traffic delays for the next few weeks.

Starting on Monday, September 13, and continuing through Friday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., westbound U.S. 24 will be closed to traffic and eastbound U.S. 24 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately four miles, between the Cave of the Winds Road intersection and the Pike Peak Toll Road intersection in Cascade.

The work will be suspended for the weekend of September 18 and 19, and on Monday, September 20, and, weather permitting, end Friday, September 24.

"We have ten different sites above westbound Highway 24 that we need to scale and mitigate so that side of the road needs to be closed to maintain safe conditions for the traveling public and work crews," says CDOT Maintenance Foreman Gary Heller. "If people need to travel through the area during the day, please plan on a little extra travel time since we'll have a reduced speed limit in place as well.

The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph. Vehicles wider than 12 feet will not be allowed through the area during work hours.  The project will cost $18,000.
Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone signs.
Rock Solid Solutions of Parachute, Colo., is the contractor for the $18,400 project.

A bridge replacement project will also happen this month in Cascade.

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