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Overnight lane closures planned tonight on northbound I-25 at South Academy Boulevard for paving operations

October 6, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, motorists should expect an overnight single lane closure on northbound Interstate 25 approaching South Academy Boulevard.

The South Academy Boulevard on-ramp will also be reduced to a single lane. Lane closures, which are necessary for asphalt paving operations, will be lifted by 7 a.m. the following morning. A similar lane closure will occur overnight Sunday when crews place the final asphalt layer.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor, Tricon 2, are in the final stage of constructing an acceleration lane for the South Academy Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-25. Until now, most work performed on the project has occurred behind temporary barrier wall. Once asphalt paving is complete next week, crews will remove the barrier wall, place final striping and complete finishing work. Motorists should anticipate vehicles entering and exiting the work zone. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on mainline I-25 through the work zone.

When complete, the acceleration lane will provide motorists approximately 1,500 feet to merge onto northbound I-25. This $1.1 million project also includes drainage infrastructure and new overhead lighting. The work is anticipated to be substantially complete in October, weather-permitting.

Stay Informed: Weekly lane closure information for all state highways is available on www.cotrip.org. Visit the project website at www.codot.gov/projects/i-25-at-south-academy to sign up for email alerts. If you have questions or concerns, call the project information line at 719-339-2390.

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