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New lane shifts starting on I-25 in Fountain

 

Last updated 7/26/2022 at 2:15pm | View PDF

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will continue a temporary shift of southbound I-25 easterly to the newly constructed inside lanes from CO Hwy. 16 (Mesa Ridge Parkway) to Santa Fe Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Traffic shift construction schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change. Traffic on I-25 will be head-to-head, separated by temporary barrier with 11-ft. lanes and 2-ft. shoulders.

Phase 1 of the I-25 traffic switch (between South Academy Boulevard to CO 16) was completed in June and the next phasing shift to the newly constructed lanes on southbound I-25 between CO 16 and Santa Fe Avenue will be complete the week of July 25. The total traffic switch configuration is between South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue. It will be in place through February 2023 to allow for the construction of the new southbound lanes with concrete for increased stability and durability.

Commuters will experience alternating left and right lane closures northbound on I-25 between MP 131 and 127, Thursday evening so construction crews can replace end anchorages, and again Friday evening as crews switch the traffic to the new configuration.

Motorists should be aware of the new southbound on-ramp configuration from S. Academy Blvd. and a new southbound to westbound off-ramp configuration to CO 16 with the Phase 1, I-25 traffic switch. Motorists should also be aware that with the upcoming traffic switch a new southbound on-ramp to I-25 from CO 16 and a new southbound off ramp to Santa Fe Ave will be encountered. Two access points to I-25 for emergency responders will be placed between Colorado 16 and Santa Fe with this traffic switch.The new traffic configuration will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal working hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 55 MPH. Slight traffic delays are expected and motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling in the new traffic pattern. Fines will be double through the construction zone.

A Courtesy Patrol will be driving the work zone and will respond to incidents when notified. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and holidays.

Flagging operations will continue on Charter Oak Ranch Road with alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic operations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Santa Fe Boulevard and Charter Oak Ranch Road intersection will remain closed and a detour in place so construction crews can continue earthwork, base course, curb and gutter, and drainage installation. Use extreme caution in the area.

The full closure remains in place at the intersection of Colorado Highway 94 and North Blaney Road with traffic detoured to North Curtis Road as construction crews start work on the Jug Handle intersection. The detour will remain in place until early fall. Motorists traveling on CO 94 are cautioned to watch for motorists turning onto CO 94 from South Blaney Road. Landfill Vehicles utilizing Waste Management's facility will use Curtis Road to access landfill via the Davis Road detour, then southerly on North Blaney Road. North Blaney Road access to CO 94 is closed.

On-going traffic shift with a right lane closure eastbound and turn lane closure westbound on CO 94 with head-to-head traffic, between MP 6 to MP 8 to allow crews the necessary room to perform earthwork activities for the widening of CO 94 and the new Jug Handle intersection. A traffic shift is in place. Use extreme caution, speed limit 50 MPH.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Traffic Impacts

I-25 between MP 127 and 135

Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, alternating right and left lane closures SB on I-25 between MP 127 to 131 so construction crews can perform traffic switch.

A traffic switch is currently in place from S. Academy Blvd. and CO 16. Use extreme caution, speed limit 55 MPH.

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road

Flagging operations with alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic continues on Charter Oak Ranch Road and Santa Fe Avenue Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow crews can continue earthwork, base course, curb and gutter, and drainage installation. Use extreme caution in the area.

Colorado Highway 94

Monday, July, 25 to Friday, July 29, right lane closure EB and turn lane closure WB on CO 94 at MP 6 to 8, to allow crews to perform earthwork activities for the widening of CO 94 and the new Jug Handle intersection.

A full closure is in place on North Blaney Road. Vehicles will not be able to access North Blaney Road from CO 94 or access CO 94 from North Blaney Road. This closure will remain in place through early fall.

A traffic shift is in place. Use extreme caution, speed limit 50 MPH.

 

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