US 24 Wildlife Fencing Johnson Village East

Work this Week
August 15 - 19

Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this upcoming week of August 15-18 for the US 24/285 Wildlife Fencing Project East of Johnson Village:

  • Shoulder work continues on north- and southbound US 24 for game ramp and fencing work between milemarkers 213.5 and 217.5.
  • There are no road closures.
  • No weekend work.
    • Weather permitting, work will take place Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and ABCO Contracting, Inc. will install new wildlife fencing and earthen big game ramps on US Highway 24/285 east of Johnson Village between mile points 213.5 and 216.5.

The project work will include installing three miles of new fencing on both sides of the highway, removing old fencing, installing deer guards at approach roads, and installing earthen game ramps.

This project is funded in part by the RESTORE Colorado grant awarded in 2020 to promote wildlife connectivity and reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions on the highway.


Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin in late March and is expected to last until early September 2022. Daytime work will occur Mon.-Fri, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists will experience minimal delays with most work taking place off the travel lanes on the shoulder of the highway.
  • Travelers can expect single turn lanes on the county road and access road entrances within the work zone.
  • Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.26 Million
  • Contractor: ABCO Contracting
  • Timeline: March - August 2022
  • Location: US 24 east of Johnson Village MPs 213.5 - 216.5

US 24 Wildlife fencing project map