Speed Limit increasing through Work Zone Tomorrow

October 24, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is raising the speed limit on the Interstate 25 Widening Project between Briargate Parkway and Monument.

Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 25, the speed limit goes up from 65 mph to 75 mph.  It was lowered to 65 mph last year to enhance safety through the work zone while CDOT widened the 11 mile segment from two to three lanes in each direction.

“Although the speed limit’s going up, we’ll still have some work zones in place to complete the rest of the project, requiring occasional lane closures on an as-needed basis and a temporarily reduced speed limit,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dan Hunt.  “Even though it was 75 mph prior to widening, it’s a safer highway now due to the addition of a third lane, new guardrails, lighting and striping.”

The speed limit will remain 65 mph between Woodmen Road and Briargate Parkway, which was the posted speed limit prior to the widening project.