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US 24 and I-25 Closures Rescheduled for Tonight for the I-25 Cimarron Project

COLORADO SPRINGS—Due to equipment issues, last night's work has been rescheduled for tonight, Tuesday, July 25. Traffic impacts are planned overnight this week for striping, paving and concrete work. These temporary, short-term closures include:

Full Overnight Closure of Southbound I-25 Off-Ramp

  • From 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 and 7 p.m. Friday, July 28 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28, the southbound I-25 off-ramp to US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed for paving and concrete work.
    • Detour: Exit on Bijou Street to Nevada Avenue to I-25. Follow the detour signs.

Full Closure of US 24/Cimarron Street

  • From 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed between 8th Street and I-25 as crews stripe.
    • Expect various lane restrictions on eastbound US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th Street and I-25 starting at 7 p.m.
    • All I-25 ramps at US 24/Cimarron Street will be open, except for the southbound I-25 off-ramp.
    • See the detour map.

One-Month Closure

  • Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 and continuing for about a month, no right turns will be allowed onto eastbound US 24 from northbound 8th Street as crews build complete sidewalk work.
    • Traffic will be directed to use the new quadrant road. Watch for signage to direct you.

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. Project completion planned for December 2017.

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