May 26, 2021 – Starting on June 9, El Paso County Department of Public Works’ Contractor, HEI Civil, will close access to Old Meridian Road north of US 24 and will temporarily realign the southwest-bound lanes of US 24 at the intersection for approximately 5 weeks, depending on weather. Traffic on US 24 will be moved to the northeast-bound lanes and will be limited to one lane each direction, and left turns will be prohibited in either direction throughout the intersection. During the closure, crews will construct roadway improvements along the north side of the intersection and begin the conversion to right-in/right-out only function for the new intersection configuration in connection with the US 24 and Meridian Road Improvements Project.
Detour information: (Detour Map)
- Motorists shall follow the detour to access the north side of Old Meridian Road using US 24, New Meridian Road, and Rolling Thunder Way
- Business access at the south side of the intersection will remain open during the closure but can only be accessed from the northeast-bound lane of US 24
- Left turns on and off US 24 to and from Old Meridian will not be available during this closure
Work on this project consists of:
- Connecting “New” Meridian Road to US 24 and extending it to Falcon Highway
- Creating a full movement signalized intersection at “New” Meridian Road and US 24
- Converting the full movement “Old” Meridian Road and US 24 intersection to right-in/right-out access only
- Constructing a Park-n-Ride facility south of US 24 adjacent to “New” Meridian and “Old” Meridian
Typical work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited weekend or night work is possible. All work is dependent on weather and resource availability. The construction schedule is subject to change. Project completion is anticipated in Fall 2021. Future updates will be provided as the project transitions through each phase.
Drivers are reminded to reduce speeds and to watch for workers, equipment, signs, and barricades. El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation.
Cautious and attentive driving within the project area will ensure the safety and efficient completion of this project. Funding for this project is provided by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA), the Federal Highway Association, and El Paso County.
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