CDOT to Host Public Meetings Highlighting I-25 South Gap Project Environmental Assessment

May 14, 2018 -

One month after it released the I-25 South Gap: Monument to Castle Rock Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment, CDOT will present the project's preferred alternative and findings of the EA, and solicit public comment at two public hearings:

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Liberty High School
8720 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs

The EA document details multiple study findings conducted throughout this project and recognizes the preferred alternative.

CDOT proposes to expand I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock by:

  • adding a new tolled Express Lane in each direction;
  • widening shoulders;
  • replacing outdated infrastructure and addressing design deficiencies of the aging roadway;
  • adding wildlife underpasses; and
  • modernizing the facility with improved drainage, lighting, communications, power, and signage.

All improvements are planned within CDOT's right-of-way; no property acquisition is anticipated.

The EA is available for public review on the project website.

Hard copies are available at following locations:

  • CDOT: Denver Metro Area
    7328 S. Revere Parkway
    Unit 204A
    Centennial, CO 80112

  • CDOT: Southwest Colorado
    1480 Quail Lake Loop
    # A,
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Douglas County Administration Building
    100 Third Street
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • El Paso County Administration Building
    Centennial Hall
    200 South Cascade
    Suite 100
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

  • FHWA
    Colorado Division
    12300 West Dakota Avenue
    Suite 180
    Lakewood, CO 80228

  • Larkspur Town Hall
    8720 Spruce Mountain Road
    Larkspur, CO 80118

  • Pikes Peak Library District
    Monument Library
    1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive
    Monument, CO 80132

The 30-day Environmental Assessment review period will close on May 29, 2018.

Since January, CDOT has been on an aggressive track to improve the road and develop a project to improve safety, mobility choices, and travel reliability. The project is on track to begin construction summer 2018 pending available funding.