CDOT Opens Additional Lanes on I-25 in Colorado Springs

December 23, 2013 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the third traffic lane on southbound Interstate 25 between North Gate Boulevard and Interquest Parkway on Dec. 18, and the third lane northbound between Interquest Parkway and North Gate Boulevard opened early on Dec. 20.

Drivers can also expect overnight northbound lane closures in the days ahead north of Baptist Road so crews can remove protective concrete barrier. Those closures will begin at 10 p.m. each night and be cleared by 5 a.m. the following day. Additionally, drivers will encounter periodic daytime left lane closures in areas where the interstate has been widened to three lanes.  Those single-lanes closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews install light standards in the interstate’s median.

The Christmas and New Year construction schedule is:

  • Dec. 24 – No daytime work is planned; however, work may be necessary if weather or road conditions delay planned work. There will be no work at night.
  • Dec. 25 – No daytime or night work
  • Dec. 26 – Resume normal construction schedule
  • Dec. 31 – No daytime or night work
  • Jan. 1 – No daytime or night work

As construction activities slow for the winter and nighttime lane closures diminish, CDOT plans to increase the speed limit to 65 mph in areas currently posted at 55 mph. The change is scheduled to take place by Christmas.

All work is subject to road and weather conditions.

Drivers are reminded that the current asphalt  road surface is not final.  The top layer of pavement will be placed in the spring and summer of 2014 when temperatures are more conducive to that work.

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