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I-25 South Gap project on-time, and on-budget, entering last year


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 10:25am

As the I-25 South Gap project between El Paso and Douglas counties enters its fourth year of construction, more than 3,251 people have invested 1.3 million hours to construct safety and travel reliability improvements along I-25 between Castle Rock and Monument. This Colorado Department of Transportation project – in partnership with Kraemer North America – remains on time and within budget as it enters the final year of construction.

The 18-mile I-25 South Gap project will deliver a new Express Lane in each direction, wider shoulders, five new bridges, four new wildlife crossings, 28 miles of deer fencing, a southbound I-25 truck climbing lane at Monument Hill, a southbound I-25 chain up station and improved technology. The entire project is expected to conclude in November 2022.

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.

Motorists can expect to see paving operations and crews finishing bridge work (specifically in Larkspur and Monument), which may require I-25, ramp and bridge closures. In addition, motorists will see wider travel lanes as crews eliminate barrier through the I-25 South Gap work zone. Although travel lanes are becoming wider, it is still vital for motorists to heed the posted speed limits, keep a safe following distance and never drive distracted or impaired.

The $419 million project also includes shoulder widening, rebuilding bridges, new wildlife crossings, resurfacing with new pavement and modernizing technology. Project completion is scheduled for 2022.


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