UPDATE Night Closures at I-25/Fillmore Delayed One Night

November 30, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close Interstate 25 at Fillmore Street for two nights this week for bridge work above the highway.

I-25 originally was scheduled to be closed tonight but the operation was pushed back one night due to weather.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Wed., Dec. 2, northbound and southbound I-25 will be closed at Fillmore Street for the installation of concrete girders.  All traffic will use the Fillmore on- and off-ramps to detour around the site. 

During this time, crews will set bridge girders for the eastbound Fillmore Street bridge structure over the interstate, marking another major milestone on the project. These closures will be in place to ensure the safety of the construction crew and the traveling public. Each girder weighs approximately 180,000 pounds — more than the weight of two semi trucks and their trailers combined.

I-25 is scheduled to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. both days. 

Eastbound and westbound Fillmore Street also will be closed at I-25 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.Motorists will be able to turn right off the ramps, but will not left onto Fillmore Street. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.  A signed detour will direct motorists around the closed segment of Fillmore, utilizing the Garden of the Gods and Fontanero interchanges.

Following placement of the bridge girders, crews will install bridge deck panels from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thur. Dec. 3, and Mon., Dec. 7.  During this time, westbound Fillmore Street will be closed, with eastbound remaining open to traffic.  Intermittent lane closures on northbound and southbound I-25 also can be expected.

All work is weather permitting.

The bridge work is part of a CDOT interchange reconstruction project, which is scheduled for completion by summer 2016.

If you have questions about the I-25 & Fillmore Street Exchange project, contact the Public Information Team at 719-367-4884 or [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

In addition to cotrip.org, real-time traveler information is available via CDOT Mobile.  It includes highway and traffic conditions and speeds, allowing drivers to make better travel decisions.  CDOT Mobile is free and available by downloading CDOT Mobile from the App Store or texting “CDOT” to 25827.