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Expect Delays as Crews Make Interchange Switch at I-25 and US 24/Cimarron Next Week

COLORADO SPRINGS—Expect traffic impacts every night next week at I-25 and US Highway 24 (Cimarron Street) as crews perform preparatory work for a single point urban interchange switch (SPUI). This new configuration will be finalized on Friday morning, June 23.

See an example of a SPUI.

See associated detours.

  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning from Sunday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 20, US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed between the I‐25 southbound and northbound ramps, including the northbound I‐25 off‐ and on‐ramps, and the southbound I‐25 on‐ramp, for I‐25 bridge work.
    • The southbound ramps will remain open from Sunday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 20.
    • The northbound I‐25 off‐ramp will remain open on Sunday, June 18.
  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, US 24/Cimarron Street will be closed between S. Sierra Madre Street and 8th Street—including all I‐25 on‐ and off ramps—for preparation of the single point urban interchange (SPUI) switch.
    • This SPUI, under I‐25 at US 24/Cimarron Street, will be operational on Friday morning, June 23.
    • See how to drive the SPUI.
  1. From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning from Sunday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 20, southbound I‐25 will be closed between US 24/Cimarron Street and Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street for milling and paving operations.
    • Detour: West on US 24/Cimarron Street to 8th Street to Colorado Avenue to Nevada Avenue.
  2. From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, crews will close southbound I-25 between Bijou Street and Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street for milling and paving operations.
    • Detour: Bijou Street to Nevada Avenue to I-25
  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, the northbound I-25 on- and-off ramps will be closed for guardrail installation and storm sewer work.
  • From 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, there will be double right lane restrictions on northbound I-25 near US 24/Cimarron Street for relocation of a manhole.
    • Expect delays as there may be only one through lane open.
  • From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23, expect lane restrictions on 8th Street between Gartner Street and US 24 for electrical work.
  • From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, June 23, expect lane restrictions on US 24/Cimarron Street between 8th Street and S. Sierra Madre Street for island median work.

All Media Personnel:

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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