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I-25 Closed Tonight for US 24/Cimarron Street Project Bridge and Paving Working

EL PASO COUNTY—Crews tonight will close I-25 between Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street and Bijou Street—including all US 24/Cimarron Street ramps to and from I-25—to prepare for Colorado Avenue Bridge rehabilitation work and paving on northbound I-25.

  • 9 tonight, June 27, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 28
    • Northbound I-25 detour: north on Nevada Avenue to Bijou Street to I-25
    • Southbound I-25 detour: Bijou Street to Nevada Avenue to I-25
    • Follow detour signs.

  • 7 p.m. - 5 a.m. each night/morning of Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28
    • the right lane of eastbound US 24 between 8th Street and the southbound I-25 ramp will be closed for bridge work.

  • 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 29
    • Southbound I-25 will be closed between Bijou Street and Nevada Avenue/Tejon Street—including the southbound I-25 on- and off-ramps—to prepare for Colorado Avenue Bridge rehabilitation work and paving on southbound I-25.

  • 9 p.m. Thursday, June 29 to 5 a.m. Friday, June 30
    • The northbound I-25 double right lanes will be closed between US 24/Cimarron Street.

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29 to 5 a.m. Friday, June 30
    • The northbound I-25 on-ramp will be closed.

After traffic shifts this week:
Three through lanes on I-25 in each direction in the vicinity of the I-25 bridge over Colorado Avenue will remain open, but the continuous auxiliary lanes onto northbound I-25 from Cimarron Street to the Bijou Street exit, and onto southbound I-25 from Bijou Street to the US 24/Cimarron Street exit will be changed to merge lanes with short merge distances to accommodate room for crews to work. The posted speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph on northbound and southbound I-25 between Bijou Street and US 24/Cimarron Street.

Expect additional lane restrictions throughout the project.

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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