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Crew to Close Northbound I-25 Off-Ramp to County Line/Palmer Divide Road Overnight Oct. 21

Oct. 19, 2018 -


EL PASO/DOUGLAS COUNTIES—Travelers on northbound I-25 near County Line//Palmer Divide Road on Sunday, Oct. 21, can expect lane closures as crews locate utilities and run fiber optic lines under the interstate.

Work starts at 8 p.m., when crews will close a left lane between County Line/Palmer Divide and Greenland Roads. From 10 p.m. Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, crews will close the northbound I-25 off-ramp to County Line/Palmer Divide Road.

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change. Check cotrip.org for up-to-date travel information.

Detour

  • From northbound I-25, take Exit 161 toward Colorado Highway 105 and head west.
  • Follow CO 105 to Palmer Divide/County Line Road.
    • Monument Hill Road between Woodmoor Road and the south entrance to Monument Hill Church is closed, as El Paso County begins a safety improvement project, which will widen Monument Hill Road.

Additional Work Along the Corridor
Further north, between Plum Creek Parkway and Sky View Lane (Tomah Road), crews have started work in the median. Motorists can expect trucks entering and exiting the median work zone frequently, day and night.

Please obey all posted speed limits and do not follow trucks into the work zone. Drivers should also ensure adequate following distance between their car and the one in front of them.

Project Info

CDOT is improving 18 miles of I-25 from south of Castle Rock to Monument by widening the road from two to three lanes in each direction. The new lane will operate as an Express Lane, allowing motorists the choice of taking the Express Lane for a faster and more reliable travel time in exchange for a toll, or driving the general-purpose lanes for free. Carpools with three or more people will be able to ride the Express Lane for free.

Other improvements include widening the shoulders, rebuilding bridges, building new wildlife crossings, resurfacing with new pavement and modernizing technology.

The cost of the project is $350 million. Substantial completion of the project is expected in late 2021, with Express Lanes opening in 2022.

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