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Expect Closures of US 24/Cimarron Street, Southbound I-25 Aug. 17-18

EL PASO COUNTY—Drivers can expect the following overnight closures on US Highway 24 (aka, Cimarron Street) and southbound I-25:

Full Closure of US 24/Cimarron Street and I-25 Ramps
From 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, eastbound and westbound US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed between S. Sierra Madre and 8th streets for signal work, paving and painting. All I-25 ramps at US 24 also will be closed. While this closure will also be in place from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, all I-25 ramps at US 24 will remain open.

Full Closure of Southbound I-25
From 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, southbound I-25 will be closed between Bijou Street and Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue for bridge overlay work. Expect single-lane restrictions beginning at 7 p.m.

Note: Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances and schedule changes.

Drivers are Urged to Slow Down and Pay Attention

  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph on I‐25 between South Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street and US 24/Cimarron Street (northbound and southbound).
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph on I‐25 from US 24/Cimarron Street to Bijou Street (northbound and southbound).
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph on US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th Street and I‐25 (westbound and eastbound).
  • Pay close attention when driving near the I‐25/Cimarron project.
  • Slow down, observe speed limits, avoid distractions and allow extra time for your commute.
  • Alternative routes are advised.

Project Info

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. Project fully operational before Dec. 1, 2017.

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