I-25/Cimarron Interchange Project Milestone, Overnight Lane Closures Set

Overnight lane closures and restrictions week of July 3, 2016

I-25 bridge work that spans the Cimarron/US 24 Interchange and upper Fountain Creek will require overnight road closures to set 30 girders. Each girder ranges in length from 72 to 132 feet and weighs up to 180,000 pounds. Setting Phase 1 girders is a milestone for the project team.

Safety location for photos/video is Borriello Brothers parking lot located at 229 S. 8th St.

A project spokesperson for media interviews can be available from 9 - 10:30 pm. July 5 – 8, and from 4 - 5 a.m., July 6 – 9. However, arrangements must be made in advance by calling Monica Ramey (719-339-4109) or Lisa Bachman (719-272-1833).

Full Overnight Closure on Cimarron Street/US 24

When: 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, Wednesday, July 6, and Friday, July 7

What: Cimarron Street/US 24 closed

Where: On Cimarron Street/US 24 between the southbound I-25 and northbound I-25 ramps

Why: To set Phase 1 girders for the new I-25 bridge crossing over Cimarron Street/US 24

Traffic Detour:
Westbound Cimarron Street/US 24—detoured via northbound I-25 to Bijou Street, back to Cimarron Street/US 24
Eastbound Cimarron Street/US 24—detoured via southbound I-25 to Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street, back to Cimarron Street/US 24

Overnight Closures: Southbound I-25 On- and Off-Ramps
When: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 7 - 5 a.m. Friday, July 8, and 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9 - 5 a.m. Sunday, July 10
What: Southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps closed
Where: Cimarron Street/US 24 will be closed between 8th and Sahwatch streets, including the southbound I-25 on and off-ramps
Why: Set Phase 1 girders for the new I-25 bridge crossing over Cimarron Street/US 24
Traffic Detour: Westbound detoured via Nevada Avenue, Colorado Avenue to Limit Street. Eastbound detoured via 8th Street, Colorado Avenue to Nevada Avenue

Northbound I-25 on-ramp remains open from westbound Cimarron Street and Northbound I-25 off-ramp will be open for right turn only.

Project Coordination
The I-25 Fillmore and I-25 Cimarron Interchange Projects coordinate schedules when possible to minimize impact to the travelling public during construction.

Project Information
The $113 million I-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project involves rebuilding the I-25 interchange between Colorado Avenue on the north and South Nevada Avenue to the south, 8th Street on the west and the Cimarron Street over Fountain Creek bridge on the east.

Improvements are intended to provide enhanced operations, correct existing safety and design deficiencies, and to serve the anticipated short- and long-term travel demands in this area. When complete, this will be a high-functioning interchange that safely handles more vehicles and enhances multi-modal travel for those using I-25, US 24/Cimarron Street and the trail system along Monument and Fountain creeks. Substantial completion is planned for fall 2017.