I-25 Improvement Project Underway Next Week

August 15, 2012 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins surface and safety improvements along the 11-mile segment of Interstate 25 between the Douglas/El Paso County Line and Tomah Road on Sunday, August 19.

Work consists of crack sealing both lanes of northbound and southbound I-25, and replacing existing guardrail with cable rail in the median at various locations.

Project hours are 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  Drivers can expect two-mile lane closures in either or both directions, with a reduced 45 mph speed limit through the work zone.  Vehicles wider than 12 feet will not be permitted through the area when work is taking place.  CDOT will adjust the project locations and start times, as necessary, to accommodate increased traffic due to events in the Denver or Colorado Springs area.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2012.

“In addition to sealing the cracks that have developed, crack sealing also provides other benefits to the roadway’s surface by preventing water intrusion and pavement deterioration, as well as extending the life of the pavement for a few years,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dole Grebenik.  “Replacing the beam, very rigid version of guardrail, with cable rail, enhances safety by continuing to keep errant vehicles from crossing the median  and offering a significant decrease in crash severity.”

Cruz Construction Inc. of Colorado Springs, is the contractor for the $526,000 project.