Highway 24 paving work to last through July
The repaving of West Highway 24 started this month and is slated to continue through the end of July. |
The work, normally going on at night between I-25 and Manitou Springs, may at times reduce traffic either way down to one lane, according to Kevin Albert, a private consultant on the project to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
He said it has been about 10 years since the last overlay, which is about the normal lifespan for asphalt. The asphalt thickness is about two inches.
The work began with a milling process that removes the old pavement.
The highway was built in 1962-63. Albert said he knew that, not from records he had, but from living on the Westside then and riding his bicycle on the site.
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