Construction means temporary new alignment for portions of I-25 in Castle Rock

September 29, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CASTLE ROCK - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Town of Castle Rock and contract Edward Kraemer and Sons are working hard to bring a new connection to I-25 for the Castle Rock community.

But before work is complete and benefits of the new road are realized, temporary changes along I-25 will be necessary.

Motorists traveling southbound on I-25 will soon be realigned around the work zone one to two miles south of the Happy Canyon exit and just north of the Founders/Meadows Parkway exit. Because of the construction zone, the speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 55 mph. This temporary shift will be for all four lanes.

Crews will work to put this temporary alignment in place the evening of Thursday, Oct. 2, so drivers can expect overnight lane closures at that time. The temporary realignment is expected to last about six months. A similar realignment of the northbound side is expected in late October

Safety is of utmost importance to CDOT, the Town, its project partners and its contractor, Edward Kraemer and Sons. It's important all drivers adhere to traffic control in this and other areas of the project, such as along U.S. 85 and along North Meadows Drive at Butterfield Crossing Drive near Castle View High School. Drive slow in the cone zone!

As construction continues, there are many ways to stay informed. Call the project hotline, 303-327-4033, for a weekly recorded update. In addition, questions can be directed to that hotline.

The North Meadows Extension will help improve operations at the current Founders/Meadows Parkway interchange with I-25 and at the intersection of Meadows Parkway and U.S. 85. It will also provide a second northern access for residents in The Meadows, the Pines at Castle Rock and Castle Villas, along with shoppers at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The project is a partnership between the Town of Castle Rock, Douglas County and CDOT.

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