Construction starts on left-turn lanes at 26th Street & Hwy 24

       Highway 24 traffic west and east of 26th Street was reduced to one lane each way this week, as work began on left-turn safety improvements at the intersection.

The inside lanes on Highway 24 at 26th Street are to remain closed until the project is completed in May.
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       According to project manager Colleen Dawson of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA), “the lane reductions to one lane in each direction are planned to be in place 24/7 until the project is complete, which is scheduled for May 15.”
       There will also be night work to complete the striping after all the construction is complete, Dawson said.
       The work will result in Highway 24 left-turn lanes that are offset from each other (to make it easier to see past oncoming left-turners) and that are longer (so they can hold more cars).
       The contractor for the $128,000 project is CMS Inc.
       Funding is from an RTA fund set aside for road safety improvements.

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