8th Street/US 24 Quadrant Intersection Open Friday Morning, July 21

Travel Advisory

COLORADO SPRINGS—The new 8th Street/US Highway 24 Quadrant Intersection will open Friday morning as part of the ongoing I-25/Cimarron Street Project. Improvements to this intersection will accommodate traffic demands and reduce congestion-related accidents.

Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, July 24, and continuing for at least one month, drivers will not be able to turn right onto eastbound US 24 from northbound 8th Street, and will be directed to use this new connection. Watch for signage to direct you. Please keep in mind this work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Members of the Media

The I-25/Cimarron project is an active construction area. Access on the project site is restricted unless accompanied by a CDOT or Kraemer representative. Your safety is important to us, so please coordinate access requests in advance with the project team. A safe area for interviews, b-roll, etc., and a project team member will be designated for escort, and will coordinate the appropriate personal protective equipment. We appreciate your cooperation.

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. Substantial completion is planned for fall 2017.

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