Upcoming Maintenance Projects in Pikes Peak Area

August 25, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be paving roadways and repairing guardrail at various locations in the greater Colorado Springs area over the next several days.

Thursday, August 25: Right lane closed on southbound Interstate 25, about four miles south of Fountain, for guardrail repair.  Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Some slowing should be anticipated through the area.

Monday, August 29, through Wednesday, August 31: Flaggers alternating one lane of traffic at various locations along a three mile section of U.S. 85, on the north side of Fountain, for paving operations.  Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Delays up to 10 minutes should be expected.

Wednesday, August 31, through Thursday, September 1: Left lane closed at various locations on eastbound U.S. 24 (Fountain Boulevard) from Union Boulevard to Academy Boulevard for guardrail installation.  Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph and some slowing should be anticipated through the area.

Thursday, September 1: Single lane closures along a one-mile segment of northbound Nevada Avenue, north and south of Lake Avenue, for paving operations.  Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some slowing should be anticipated through the area.  In addition, the ramp from Lake to northbound Nevada will be closed. Drivers can use Southgate Road as a detour to northbound Nevada.

Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.

Paving is a preventative maintenance operation, extending a highway’s effective surface life three to five years.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.