Traffic Impacts - US Hwy 24 Hartsel <> Lake George

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Traffic Impacts - US Hwy 24 Hartsel <> Lake George

Post by ParkBull » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:55 pm

June 15, 2021

Safety improvements to US 24 between Hartsel and Lake George

Traffic impacts will begin on June 21

PARK COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Tezak Heavy Equipment, will be moving forward with a safety improvement project on US Highway 24 between Hartsel and Lake George. Survey work will begin June 7 with minimal impacts to traffic. Work impacting traffic will start on June 21 and will continue through November 2021. The safety improvements will take place on US 24 between MP 253 and MP 254.5.

Crews will work on shoulder widening, guardrail placement, cross slope improvement, HMA overlay, as well as signing and striping. The project will greatly enhance the safety and functionality of this section of the highway.

“US 24 is a highly traveled corridor, particularly in the summer with recreational tourists,” said CDOT’s Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “ These improvements are essential to ensure motorists can move safely and reliably through the area for years to come. It will be critically important for motorists to adhere to work zone safety this summer, as we enhance the infrastructure in Park County”


Beginning June 21, motorists will encounter road work on US 24. Traffic impacts will include:

Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Various lane and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone.

Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.


For additional information about this project:

Call the project information line at 719-249-4694

Email the project team at:

Visit the project website at: ... provements

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Road conditions and travel information:

Sign up for project or travel alerts:

See scheduled lane closures:

Connect with us on social media: Twitter @coloradodot and Facebook


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

Be patient!

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