CDOT continues Wrong Way Preventive Project on Interstate 25

April 12, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado - Project will help to improve overall safety along critical highway corridor

LAS ANIMAS, HUERFANO, PUEBLO, EL PASO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Work Zone Traffic Control have made great progress, and continue to work expeditiously, on the wrong way preventive sign project in southern Colorado along Interstate 25.  
The sign project started mid-January, three months ago, at the Colorado/New Mexico state line. Crews have completed sign installation on 24 out of 77 ramps, up to Exit 67, and completed 770 sings in Las Animas and Huerfano County. The installation of additional static signs and increased pavement markings at each exit will help to minimize wrong way entries onto I-25, therefore, improving overall safety of the traveling public.  
Sign placement will continue in Pueblo County, mid-April, with night work to help alleviate the impact on the traveling public. Night work will be performed on Exit 101 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.  Motorist can expect a single lane closure on the On/Off Ramp at Exit 101.


Motorists can expect the following impacts on I-25 from mile point (MP) 0 to MP 163.5:
  • Occasional north and southbound single lane closures.
  • North and southbound shoulder closures with north and southbound On and Off Ramp shoulder closures.  
  • The project work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm from MP 93 - MP 163 and 7:00 pm - 7:00 am on Exit 101.
This $2.1 million project will include the installation and replacement of approximately 2,500 wrong way/roadway signs at 77 on-off ramp locations and highway pavement marking.  The anticipated completion date is Fall 2019.


Remember to Slow for the Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

·        Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.

·        Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

·        Watch for workers; drive with caution.

·        Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

·        Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

·        Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

·        Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

·        Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

·        Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

·        Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.

·        Be Patient!


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.