Highway 24 upgrade meetings delayed, probably till summer
Public meetings on upgrading Westside Highway 24 have been delayed to sometime this summer.|
“Other things are going on,” said Bob Wilson, a spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), referring partly to the recently released I-25 Environmental Assessment, which is drawing on some of the same CDOT planning resources. “They're just starting (on Highway 24). We don't want to have public meetings until we have more information to give out to the public.”
A CDOT program engineer had told the Westside Pioneer in January that the meetings were likely to begin in April or May.
Wilson could not give a new time frame at this point, just that “I would foresee the first public meetings this summer.”
According to CDOT, the meetings, when they start, will be held at Westside locations in an attempt to get citizen ideas about the kinds of capacity, safety and access work that might be necessary on the section between I-25 and the first Manitou Springs exit that was originally built around 1960.
Westside Pioneer article