The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime
contractor, United Companies, will be conducting the following work on
United States Highway 24:
Improvements to most intersections in the work zone: demolition
and reconstruction of curbs and gutters
Accessibility improvements in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); reconstruction of approximately 90 curb ramps; sidewalk additions and tie-ins; new signal at 6th St. & Harrison Ave. (US 24)
Two miles of asphalt resurfacing from Mountain View Dr. to Elm St.
The project team is working closely with the City of Leadville and other contractors conducting work in the area to minimize overall impacts. The City will have alternative plans for parking that will be publicized at a later date. Alternating intersections in town will remain open to allow for pedestrian flow and easier access to downtown businesses. The team also is taking protective measures as it relates to historic preservation.
Proposed Work Schedule
Work to begin the first part of May and go through October.
Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through
Friday. In special cases these hours may be extended.
May through August: Demolition/reconstruction of curbs & gutters
June through July: Replacement of traffic signal
September through project end: Milling & paving
Sidewalk detours & closures
Possible one-lane closures during paving operations
Xcel Energy is working on a multi-year project to renew the natural gas system in Lake County and Leadville. The project started in 2019 and will continue for the next several years. Please note that the project schedule is subject to change.
The project is being constructed as part of Xcel Energy’s commitment to system revitalization and will ensure the continued safe and reliable natural gas service our customers expect.