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Hwy 24 & 26th Street Intersection Improvements Traffic Impacts

Construction of the intersection improvements on Hwy 24 (Cimarron St) at 26th Street will begin on April 18, 2011. The work is expected to be completed by May 15, 2011.


The project improvements will include:


?          Removal of the existing center medians

?          Extending the existing left turn bays  

?          Shifting the left turn bays to improve sight distance/visibility


On Monday, April 18, beginning at 9:00 am, eastbound and westbound Hwy 24 (Cimarron Street) will be reduced to a single lane near the 26th St. intersection for work in the median. The lane closures will last approximately three to four weeks. To access an alternate through route around the construction, drivers can go north to Colorado Ave. at 21st or 31st Streets.


This project is part of the Citywide Roadway Safety and Traffic Operations program funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). This intersection was ranked among the top 10 high-accident locations in 2006.


Drivers should expect some delays to complete this work and use alternate routes when possible.


For the safety and expediency of construction and the safety of the traveling public, the City of Colorado Springs ask motorists to pay close attention to posted speed limits and signs through the project area. All construction activities are weather and resource dependent.


Media should contact Colleen Dawson, at 385-5436 with any questions.


The project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.