Midland Trail crossing at 31st Street is open but not complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation is partially through with construction on their US 24 Intersection Improvements project which focuses on improving three Midland trail Crossings parallel to Highway 24.

Below are photos of progress at the 31st Street crossings in February 2024 including completion of the raised crosswalks, the realignment of the ramps and the relocation of the crossing of Hwy 24 to the west side of the intersection.

While the crossing is currently open, it appears that the crosswalk and stop bar have not yet been relocated causing stopped traffic to block the majority of the western ramp as shown in the below photos.

We have a question into the project team now to understand when the intersection will be restriped

The most substantial improvements are to the right turn/slip lanes accessing HWY 24; the crosswalks are being updated rebuilt as raised crosswalks requiring right-turn vehicles to slow.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin intersection work on US 24 on November 14. Work will take place along westbound US 24 at the intersections of 8th Street, 21st Street and 31st Street in Colorado Springs.

More Info at www.codot.gov/projects/us24intersection

The first phase of the intersection project will occur westbound on US 24 at 31st Street. Upon completion of work at 31st Street, crews will move operations to US 24 at 21st Street. The final phase of the project is on US 24 at 8th Street.

The project is anticipated to end in April 2024

Project Benefits

  • New signs and pavement markings will bring greater attention to the pedestrian crossing
  • The pedestrian crossing across the right-turn (slip lanes) lane will be raised requiring right-turn vehicles to slow (one of the first implementations of raised crosswalks in Colorado Springs)
  • The pedestrian crossing across US 24 at 31st Street will be moved to the opposite side of the intersection, removing the conflicts between southbound left-turning traffic and pedestrians

Work Schedule:

  • Work will last approximately 7 months
  • The project will start on November 14, 2023
  • The project is anticipated to end in April 2024
  • Nighttime work hours range from Sunday through Thursday
    • 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at 8th Street
    • 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. at 21st Street
    • 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. at 31st Street
  • Some overnight and weekend work is expected

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