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Several I-25 closures scheduled this week

 

January 8, 2020



Motorists will see crews working along south Interstate-25 this week between mileposts 134.65 and 135.93 near the South Academy Boulevard exit. This work is required to safely conduct initial bridge replacement surveys. All work will take place overnight; dates of work are weather permitting.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), this project is part of I25/CO94 Safety Improvements and includes replacement of the I-25 bridges over South Academy Boulevard, as well as analyzing the interchange for an ultimate condition to ensure that bridge construction accommodates future needs.

I-25 Single Lane Closures

From today through 5 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9: 

Northbound and southbound RIGHT LANE closures on I-25. 

Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

From 8 p.m. Thursday through 5 a.m., Friday:

Northbound and southbound LEFT LANE closures on I-25. (this work could move up a day should the right lane closure work be completed early)

Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

From 8 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m., Monday:

Northbound and southbound LEFT LANE closures on I-25. (This work could move up to begin Thursday should the right lane closure work be completed early)

Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

On/Off Ramp Single Lane Closures

From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight Thursday and Sunday:

There will be a Mobile Closure Operation of short duration, single lane closures on the on- and off-ramps only to/from I-25 at South Academy Boulevard

South Academy Boulevard Shoulder Closures

From 7 a.m. Thursday through 3 p.m. Friday:

Eastbound and westbound shoulder and median closures on South Academy Boulevard between the I-25 on- and off-ramps

Speed reductions will be in place. Motorists should expect delays.

Officials say CDOT has initiated a program to deliver more efficient and safer mobility along I-25, Colorado Highway 94, South Academy Boulevard, and Charter Oak Ranch Road, enabling economic stability and development. The program is funded through an $18 million BUILD grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation. These improvements are designed to improve movement between the nationally significant El Paso County military installations of Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Station, and Schriever Air Force Base. 

Impacts north of the Springs

Farther north, drivers between Larkspur and Castle Rock will see lane closures overnight Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 11-12.

As part of the Interstate 25 South Gap project to improve safety and travel reliability, crews will begin drainage improvements at the Sky View Lane Bridge (Tomah Road) over I-25. These improvements are part of CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety program.

To safely perform drainage work, crews will close I-25 under the Sky View Lane Bridge for 16 hours on Jan. 11 and 12 and detour all I-25 motorists using the Sky View Lane on- and off-ramps. Motorists can expect to add up to 45 minutes to their trip during peak travel times. 

Traffic Impacts

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. – Traffic on northbound I-25 will be taken off the mainline interstate and shifted to one lane through the northbound Sky View Lane ramp. 

The same will occur on the southbound side. Traffic on southbound I-25 will be shifted to one lane through the southbound Sky View Lane ramp. All traffic will be shifted around the construction and return back to the open lanes on I-25. 

During this drainage work, crews will remove asphalt and install two drainage pipes under northbound I-25 lanes and one pipe under southbound I-25 lanes. Following this work, crews will replace the asphalt they removed and restore traffic to its original configuration.

All construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

CDOT is improving 18 miles of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock by widening the highway from two to three lanes in each direction. The new lane will operate as an Express Lane, allowing motorists the choice of taking the Express Lane for a faster, more reliable travel time in exchange for a toll. Express Lanes will be free to vehicles with three or more people and motorcycles. All travelers will have the choice of taking the general-purpose lanes for free.

 

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