I-25 Improvement Project Underway Tonight

July 7, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO/EL PASO COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins rotomilling and paving Interstate 25 on Monday, July 7, north of Pueblo.

In addition to milling and paving 10.3 miles of I-25 between the Purcell Boulevard/Bragdon Interchange (mile 108.4) and the Rancho Colorado Boulevard Interchange (mile 119.3), the project includes bridge work, improved erosion control, new guardrails, signs and striping.

Drivers should anticipate single lane closures on northbound and/or southbound I-25 from 7 p.m.* to 7 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the project area during work hours.

Width restrictions will be in place for vehicles wider than 12 feet through the work zone through mid-September.

Work will be suspended from August 22 to September 1 to minimize impacts for State Fair traffic.

Bridge work on two structures begins after Labor Day.  It will involve rebuilding the approaches, and installing new expansion joints and bridge rail.  Additional information will be distributed in late August.

“A much smoother road surface will give the traveling public a much improved drive along this busy stretch of highway,” [average 30,000 vehicles per day] said CDOT Project Engineer Brian Barrera.  “The new bridge approaches will smooth the drive out as well.  And, the new striping will enhance the highway’s visibility, especially at night.”

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. of Westminster, CO is the contractor for the $10.7 million project.  It is scheduled for completion in November 2014.

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 719-735-7100.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the cotrip.org website, by calling 511 or via subscription e-mail.  To subscribe, please 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(Everything East of I-25 and South of I-70).

*Begins at 9 p.m. tonight only to minimize impacts for residual holiday weekend traffic