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Crews to even out I-25 in Fountain

S. Academy bridge work continues

 

Last updated 2/25/2022 at 10:31am

Karin Hill

Westbound traffic on South Academy Boulevard moves under the I-25 overpasses on Feb 20. The area will continue to see major work as crews demolish and replace bridges.

Demolition of portions of the I-25 bridges over South Academy Boulevard will continue next week during the evening hours, from Sunday through Thursday. This project work will require lane closures, east and westbound, on South Academy Boulevard.

According to Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and SEMA Construction, there will be alternating left- and right-lane closures northbound on I-25 Sunday and Monday nights so construction crews can mill portions of the uneven pavement on the I-25 roadway. There may be additional single-lane closures on southbound I-25, Monday thru Wednesday nights, so crews can address uneven pavement. Approximately 3 miles of the milling operations are already completed north of Santa Fe Avenue.

There will be left-lane closures on northbound I-25 to mobilize the crane. Commuters will continue to experience a lane shift on northbound I-25 beginning at Mile Point 128 and continuing to MP 135 as work continues on the piers and footings for Dry Wash and Clover Ditch bridges. Commuters will also see increased construction in the median as embankment material will be placed to construct the future southbound detour.

Officials remind drivers that with the narrowing of lanes on I-25, distractions should be kept to a minimum and drivers need to stick to the speed limit to maximize safety for everyone on the road.

Charter Oak Ranch Road

Flagging operations on Charter Oak Ranch Road will be in place with intermittent shoulder closures Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional Saturday impacts, this is so crews can safely continue their work on the waterline relocations and dirt work on the embankments. Milling operations are completed on Charter Oak Ranch Road so the driving surface is rough and uneven, use extra caution when driving through that section of the work zone.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Motorists are encouraged to register for text alerts by Texting MAMSIP to 888-970-9665

A Courtesy Patrol will be driving the work zone and will respond to incidents when notified. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and holidays.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

South Academy Boulevard

Sunday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., eastbound lane closure and shift on South Academy Boulevard under I-25. One lane will be open in each direction with a flagging operation to assist motorists through work site.

Monday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, Mar. 3, 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., alternating lane closures and shifts east- and westbound on South Academy Boulevard under I-25. One lane will be open in each direction with a flagging operation to assist motorists through work site.

I-25 between South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (MP 135 – 127)

Sunday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., alternating left and right lane closures northbound I-25 at MP 127-135, to allow crews to do diamond grind the road surface and open the South Academy Boulevard northbound egress.

Monday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., alternating left and right lane closures northbound I-25 at MP 127-135, to allow crews to do diamond grind the road surface.

Tuesday, Mar. 1 and Wednesday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., left lane closures northbound I-25 at MP 127-135, to allow crews to move the crane.

Monday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., alternating left and right lane closures southbound I-25 at MP 127-135, to allow crews to do diamond grind the road surface.

Various day/night shoulder closures as needed at MP 127-135.

Speed limit reduction to 55 MPH during night construction hours and emergency daytime work. Speed reduction will be enforced by Colorado State Patrol.

Eleven-foot lane width restrictions

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road

Flagging operations with intermittent shoulder closures Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional Saturday impacts.

This work is part of the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). MAMSIP is comprised of four discrete road projects in the Pikes Peak region, all of which are strategically important in the movement of personnel and equipment between nationally significant military facilities.

For a full project description, see: https://www.codot.gov/projects/militaryaccesssafetyimprovements

 

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