Westside Ave. Action Plan, Road Construction update for Aug. 20-21

On Monday the following traffic restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m: • The east side of Crystal Hills Blvd at Manitou Avenue will be closed for storm sewer line and manhole installation. Lanes will be reduced to one-lane of alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. • The north side of Manitou Avenue will be closed from US 24 at the Loaf & Jug to Metal Mamas for Roadway Work. All traffic will be shifted to the south side of Manitou Avenue. • The south side of Manitou Avenue will be closed from Columbia Road to Amanda’s Fonda for water line and sanitary sewer work. Traffic will transition from north side to the south side, in the vicinity of Columbia Road.

August 22 – 25

From Tuesday through Friday, construction work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the following traffic restrictions: • The north side of Manitou Avenue will be closed from US 24 at the Loaf & Jug to Columbia Road. All traffic will be shifted to the south side of Manitou Avenue. • The south side of Manitou Avenue will be closed from Columbia Road to Amanda’s Fonda for water line and sanitary sewer work. Traffic will transition from north side to the south side, in the vicinity of Columbia Road. Business access in the construction zone will be maintained, some driveways will be controlled by flaggers.

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Sign up for periodic project updates by sending an email to MSprings@PublicInfoTeam.com Project information: www.WestsideAvenuePlan.com Telephone hotline: 719-301-3801 Weekly Progress Video: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoCountyCO/videos/1400372236720850/ To submit questions about the project for future segments, send an email to: GregDingrando@elpasoco.com

I-25/Cimarron Interchange Road Construction

Click here for a map of CDOTs most recent road construction information from around the state. Click on the region you want info about.

Full Overnight Closure of US 24/Cimarron Street and I-25 Ramps at US 24

  • Temporary overnight closure of eastbound and westbound US 24/Cimarron Street between S. Sierra Madre and 8th streets for paving and final striping. 
    • Sunday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. All I-25 ramps at Cimarron Street/US 24 will be closed.
    • Contingency night – Friday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Full Overnight Closure of Southbound I-25

  • Temporary overnight closure of southbound I-25 between Bijou Street and Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue for traffic switch over Colorado Avenue Bridge.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 22, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Single lane restrictions will begin at 8 p.m.

Full Overnight Closure of Northbound I-25

  • Temporary overnight closure of northbound I-25 between Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue and Bijou Street for paving, final striping and traffic switch over Colorado Avenue Bridge.
    • Wednesday, Aug. 23 and Thursday, Aug. 24, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night
    • Single lane restrictions will begin at 7 p.m.
    • Contingency night – Friday, Aug. 25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Overnight Lane Restrictions

  • Northbound and southbound I-25 single right lane restrictions between Bijou Street and Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue for final striping. 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 23 and Thursday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
    • Contingency night – Friday, Aug. 25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Detour Information for the week of Aug. 20:

Daytime Lane Restrictions

  • Various single lane closures on eastbound and westbound US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th and S. Sierra Madre streets for landscaping.
    • Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Drivers are Urged to Slow Down and Pay Attention

  • Speed reduction to 55 mph on I-25 between South Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street and Cimarron/US24 (northbound and southbound)
  • Speed reduction to 45 mph on I-25 from Cimarron/US24 to Bijou Street (northbound and southbound)
  • Speed reduction to 30 mph on US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th Street and I-25 (westbound and eastbound)
  • Pay close attention when driving near the I-25/Cimarron Project.
  • Slow down, observe speed limits, avoid distractions, and allow extra time for your commute.
  • Alternative route advised.

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