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Cable Rail Project Underway on I-25

October 13, 2010 - Project Designed to Prevent Unsafe & Errant Shoulder Crossings. Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is installing cable rail along the shoulders of Interstate 25 to improve safety in the Castle Rock area.

Cable currently is being placed along southbound I-25, between Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock and the Tomah Road Interchange.  Lane closures are not anticipated but shoulder closures are in place at various locations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The southbound segment is expected to be completed in November; the northbound segment by late December, weather permitting.

“Placing the cable rail along the shoulders will protect errant vehicles from driving off the interstate and overturning or hitting other objects,” says CDOT Traffic Engineer Bernie Guevara.  “It’ll also keep vehicles from crossing over the shoulder area and hitting vehicles traveling on the frontage road.”

The cable also is designed to prevent illegal and unsafe shoulder crossings that typically occur when I-25 is congested.

FASTER – Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery – is fully funding this $597,000 project.  Financed by vehicle registration fees, FASTER safety funds are used for construction, reconstruction, or maintenance projects the Colorado Transportation Commission, a county or municipality determine are needed to enhance the safety of a state highway, county road, or city street.  Additional information is accessible at: www.coloradodot.info/projects/faster.

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