Nighttime construction on Interstate 25 between Woodmen Road and N. Academy Boulevard will reduce the interstate to one lane early next week as crews restripe and place barrier in advance of work to expand the highway.
The closures are scheduled as follows:
· Northbound I-25, 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14 to 5:30 a.m., Monday, April 15
· Southbound I-25, 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 15 to 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 16
All work is weather dependent.
“We’re reminding drivers to slow down and obey the posted speed limits in the construction zone,” said Dan Hunt, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project manager. “Construction crews working both the day and night shifts report that drivers are exceeding posted speeds, which places drivers and workers at increased risk for accidents.”
Drivers are reminded that speed limits along the entire construction corridor are reduced and fines for speeding in a construction zone are doubled. Law enforcement will be posted throughout the construction zone to enforce speed limits.
CDOT’s $66.4 million @i25expansion Project will widen 11 miles of I-25 to three lanes in each direction between Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs and Monument. These capacity improvements are designed to not only improve safety, mobility and travel along the Front Range, but also have the potential to contribute to the economic vitality of the Pikes Peak Region.
More @i25expansion Project information is available by visiting www.southi25expansion.com. Please call the project hotline at719-247-8339 to have comments and questions addressed by the project team. To receive project updates via email or text, register atwww.coloradodot.info and click on the green cellphone in the upper right corner of the page.
CDOT also has launched a new smartphone application to provide drivers with easier access to I-25 traveler information. It includes travel speeds and times, road conditions, incidents, road work; and feeds from CDOT’s closed-circuit television cameras and alerts. Text CDOT to 25827 or download CDOT Mobile from your App store.