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I-25 Improvement Project Underway -

June 3, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - WALSENBURG — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning work to resurface and upgrade several bridges on Interstate 25 through northern Huerfano County (mile 47 – 59). Correction: 7 p.m. stop time

In addition to rotomilling and asphalt paving nine miles of I-25 from Walsenburg north to the Huerfano River, the project includes installing new expansion joints and repairing the bridge approaches on 10 structures.  Other improvements include new guardrails, rumble strips, traffic delineators and striping.

Drivers should anticipate single lane closures on northbound and/or southbound I-25 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph through the project area during work hours.  Traffic delays are possible so drivers should plan on extra travel time.

Width restrictions will be in place for vehicles wider than 12 feet through various segments of the work zone through mid-September.   These restrictions will remain in effect 24/7.

“This project will give the traveling public a smoother road surface that’ll last at least 10 years,” said CDOT Project Manager Steve Spera.  “Along with the bridge work, which is expected to extend the lifespan of all of the structures for several years, safety should be enhanced as well.  Placing rumble strips alerts drivers when they’re drifting out of the travel lanes and the new striping improves highway visibility, especially at night.”

APC Southern Construction Co. of Golden, CO is the contractor for the $9.5 million project.  It is scheduled for completion in October 2014.

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 719-480-9890 or via email [email protected]

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