Traffic stops along Highway 24 continue today as the Colorado Department of Transportation works to stabilize slope lines. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more on the rock slide mitigation efforts.
Traffic will be stopped both eastbound and as crews conduct a rock-scaling project near Cave of the Winds. CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford says crews are removing loose rock from the slope of the canyon on the north side of the highway.
"An important piece for us is to make sure we take care of these rocks whenever we see there is a risk or we see they are imminent of falling down and so we go out there as quickly was we can once we’ve deemed there’s a risk. And so this is a situation again that we’ve been monitoring throughout, really, the summer, and it was something we noticed we needed to take care of."
Officers will stop traffic in alternating directions for twenty minutes at a time, and cars will be directed on detours through Manitou Springs.
Rockwork is scheduled to conclude Tuesday afternoon.