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Expect Overnight Closures Tonight and Next Week for I-25 Cimarron Project

COLORADO SPRINGS—Starting tonight, drivers can expect overnight closures of southbound I‐25, northbound I-25 and US 24/Cimarron Street for a traffic switch and paving that are part of the I-25 and Cimarron project.

Full Closure of Southbound I-25 Off-Ramp Tonight

  • From 7 p.m. Friday, July 28 to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 29, expect temporary closures of the southbound I‐25 off‐ramp to US 24/Cimarron Street for paving and concrete work.
    • Detour: Exit on Bijou Street to Nevada Avenue to Cimarron Street. Follow detour signs.

Full Overnight Closure of Southbound I‐25

  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3, southbound I-25 will be closed between Bijou Street and Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue—including the southbound I‐25 off‐ and on‐ramps at US 24/Cimarron Street—for a traffic switch.
    • 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 is a contingency.

  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3, southbound I‐25 between Bijou Street and US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed for paving.
    • Lane restrictions on southbound I‐25 at Cimarron bridge begin at 7 p.m.

Full Overnight Closure of US 24/Cimarron Street

  • From 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 31, eastbound and westbound US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed between 8th and Sierra Madre streets for roadwork.
    • Single lane restrictions begin at 7 p.m.

Full Overnight Closure of Northbound I‐25 and Northbound I‐25 On‐Ramp

  • From 9 p.m. Monday, July 31 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, northbound I‐25 will be closed between Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue and Bijou Street—including the northbound I‐25 on‐ramp—for roadwork.
    • Expect a northbound I‐25 left lane restriction from Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue to Bijou Street beginning at 7 p.m.

 Detour Maps for the week of July 30

Daytime Lane Restrictions

  • From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4, there will be arious single-lane closures on eastbound and westbound US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th and S. Sierra Madre streets.

  • From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4, there will be various single-lane closures on 8th Street between Garner Street and US 24.

Drivers are urged to slow down and pay attention.

  • Speeds will be reduced to the following:
    • 55 mph on I-25 between South Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street and US 24/Cimarron Street
    • 45 mph on I-25 from US 24/Cimarron Street to Bijou Street (northbound and southbound)
    • 30 mph on US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th Street and I-25 (eastbound and westbound)
  • 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.
  • An alternative route is advised.

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 Michelle Peulen. 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 December 2017.

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