US 24 Wilkerson Pass Safety Improvements

About the Project:

This is a safety improvement project that includes shoulder widening, guardrail placement,
cross slope improvement, HMA overlay, as well as signing and striping. This project will benefit
the public by improving safety and function of this section of highway. Survey work will begin
June 7 with minimal impacts to traffic. Work impacting traffic will start on June 21 and will
continue through November 2021.The safety improvements will take place on US 24 between
MP 253 and MP 254.5.


Work Schedule

  • Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning June 21, motorists will encounter road work on US 24. Traffic impacts will include:

  • Speeds reduced to 45 mph.
  • Various lane and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1-5 Million
  • Contractor: Tezak Heavy Equipment
  • Timeline: June - November 2021
  • Location: On US 24 between Hartsel and Lake George in Park County