January 21, 2021 – Starting on Monday, January 25, El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, HEI Civil, will conduct lane shifts on US 24 between Falcon Highway and New Meridian Road for asphalt pavement leveling.

Lane shift information:

  • Project will start on Monday January 25 and is expected to be completed on Friday, January 29, weather and resources permitting.
  • Lane shifts will take place from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • Work will begin each morning in the eastbound lane and move to the westbound lane in the afternoon.
  • Flaggers will alternate traffic through the lane shifts during working hours.

There will be no vehicle restrictions and a speed reduction of 20 mph in connection to the lane shift work zone

Work on this project consists of:

  • Connecting “New” Meridian to US 24 and extending it to Falcon Highway.
  • Creating a full movement signalized intersection at “New” Meridian and US 24.
  • Converting the full movement “Old” Meridian and US 24 intersection to right in/right out access only.
  • Constructing a Park-n-Ride facility south of US 24 adjacent to “New” Meridian and “Old” Meridian.
  • Future updates will be provided as the project transitions through each phase.

El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. Cautious and attentive driving within the project area will ensure the safety and efficient completion of this project.

Drivers are reminded to:

  • Follow posted signage and flaggers on US 24
  • Be prepared to stop when indicated by flaggers.
  • Use caution when traveling through the coned work zone.
  • Reduce speeds and watch for workers, equipment, signs and barricades.

Funding for this project is provided by Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA), the Federal Highway Association and El Paso County.

Typical work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited weekend or night work is possible. All work is dependent on weather and resource availability. The construction schedule is subject to change. Project completion is anticipated in Summer 2021. Updates will be provided as the project progresses.

For more information and questions:

Website: https://tinyurl.com/qmwtp5j

Email: Meridian.Falcon.Improvements@gmail.com

Phone: 719-219-6865