Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Manitou exit reopened

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM

click to enlarge Rain also led to other road problems in Manitou Springs. - JOSH CARR
  • Josh Carr
  • Rain also led to other road problems in Manitou Springs.

That section of Manitou Avenue that runs between Serpentine Drive and U.S. 24 — basically serving as the west-most exit to and from the town — has reopened.

The stretch of road was closed after persistent rain led to a rockslide and cracking in the road and nearby retaining wall. Colorado Department of Transportation Engineers have determined the road is safe. 

The road was just one of many problems caused by the rain in Manitou Springs. 

Highway 24 Business Fully Reopened

MANITOU SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened westbound U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) from mainline Highway 24 to Serpentine Drive. On Memorial Day, rocks had fallen in the eastbound lanes resulting in a closure of both lanes. Eastbound had reopened on May 28.

This ½ mile segment of westbound Highway 24 Business had been kept closed after cracks were discovered in the westbound lane of the roadway last Thursday. CDOT engineers monitored the cracking on westbound Highway 24 Business last week and have determined that the road is stable and safe to reopen. The area will continued to be monitored during heavy rain storms.

This segment of U.S. 24 Business is a low-use roadway, with an average daily traffic count of 1,500 vehicles.

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