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Continuous Lane Closure Underway Tomorrow on Highway 115

October 6, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Repairs Extend Roadway Lifespan.

EL PASO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repairing a 1½ mile segment of State Highway 115, south of Colorado Springs next week, requiring a seven day lane closure.

Beginning Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, the right lane of northbound Highway 115 will be closed around the clock, about three miles north of the El Paso/Fremont county line, allowing the roadway to be fully excavated and then repaved with asphalt.

The left lane will remain open to traffic, with a reduced speed limit of 45 mph.  To maintain safety through the work zone, the Colorado State Patrol will be on-site for the duration of the project.

All work is scheduled for completion by Tuesday, October 14.

“By closing the lane 24/7, it’ll allow us to completely and more effectively repair that section of road, which has been falling apart, while still minimizing its impacts to the traveling public,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dave Watt.  “We’re going full depth – eight inches down – to fully repair the highway’s sub and road surface.  This will extend the functional life of the highway and provide a much smoother ride for the traveling public.”

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