CDOT Completes I-25 Southbound Pilot Program

August 22, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Reconstruction and widening of I-25 between and Lincoln and County Line to begin.

DENVER — On Sunday, Aug. 24, The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is ending the pilot program on southbound I-25 starting at County Line going past Lincoln, which created a dedicated direct lane for thru traffic to use in an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-25 Corridor during peak travel times.

Initial reports show some improvements in congestion and travel time, but there was still a considerable amount of motorists weaving in and out of the direct lane which slowed traffic flow. Should this be continued in the future, more education must be done to inform on the purpose of the lane and how best to use it.

The pilot program ends as reconstruction and widening of I-25 between Lincoln Avenue and County Line Road begins, which will add one lane in each direction. This project will expand capacity on I-25 and improve travel patterns from the C-470 southbound off-ramp and the northbound Lincoln on-ramp merges, as well as provide better pedestrian trail connections.To initially accommodate the I-25 Lincoln Avenue to County Line road work, I-25 will be closed on the nights of Sept. 8 and 9 between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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