I-25 Widening (Lincoln to County Line) major traffic shift complete; no new planned traffic restrictions until 2015

November 20, 2014 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY – In October 2014, the I-25 Widening (Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road) project reached the first significant milestone – completion of Phase 1.

During Phase 1, the median barrier was demolished and temporary pavement was placed in order to shift all traffic to the west side of the highway. Consistent with the pre-project condition, three mainline I-25 lanes are available in each direction. Mainline I-25 will remain in this temporary configuration until spring 2015. This is good news for the holiday travel and shopping season.

To improve traffic operations on I-25 during construction, ramp meters were adjusted to better regulate the flow of traffic entering the highway. Mild weather this week allowed Interstate Highway Construction, the contractor, to continue Phase 2 work. In particular, crews are placing permanent concrete pavement for the northbound I-25 widening.

“The contractor continues to make meaningful progress,” said Dole Grebenik, CDOT Region 1 Resident Engineer. “The project is now approximately 15 percent complete.”

This project will add an additional lane in each direction on I-25 from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road, resulting in four lanes in each direction south of the 470 interchange. In addition to expanding capacity on I-25, crews will replace existing asphalt with concrete to better match the I-25 corridor. This project will improve traffic patterns from and to all affected ramps as well as provide new pedestrian connections. Funded by CDOT, Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), this $32 million project will be completed no later than June 2016.

Updated information regarding this project is available by calling the project hotline (303) 358-7643 or visiting the website at www.coloradodot.info/projects/i25lanebalance. For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, call 511 or download CDOT mobile. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.