I-25 Five Bridge Replacement Project

July 13, 2012 - UPDATE - EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate slowdowns and delays on northbound Interstate 25 as work continues replacing five bridges in the Fountain area.

Northbound I-25 is reduced to one lane for approximately 1 ½ miles, beginning near the Pikes Peak International Raceway, and continuing north towards Fountain.  The speed limit is reduced to 50 mph and vehicles wider than 12 feet are not allowed to travel through the work zone due to the one-lane configuration.

To accelerate construction and reduce the project’s time frame, crews are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Work began to replace the structures in mid-June.  The project is scheduled for completion in August 2012.

Lawrence Construction Co. of Littleton, Colo. is the contractor for the $3.8 million project, which is fully-funded by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).*

Additional information is available by calling the hotline at 719-219-9559.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.cotrip.org 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.

* CBE was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. It operates as a government-owned business within CDOT. The Colorado Transportation Commission serves as the Colorado Bridge Enterprise Board. CBE’s purpose is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor." In order to accomplish this goal, a bridge safety surcharge ranging from $13 to $32 has been imposed on vehicle registration based upon vehicle weight. Revenues from the bridge safety surcharge fee are phased in over a three-year period, and are estimated to generate approximately $100 million in annual funding. For more information, log onto: http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/BridgeEnterprise.