South Douglas Creek Under I-25 Expected to Begin Construction

April 2, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado - Minimal Traffic Control Expected

El Paso County, CO.- Colorado Department of Transportation will begin box culvert improvements to South Douglas Creek under I-25 in Colorado Springs on Monday, April 15. American Civil Constructors is the Prime Contractor for this project. This project will enhance the safety of the traveling public on I-25 by improving the functionality of the culvert and preventing any future flooding destruction.

For this repair project, crews will work on the box culvert which flows under I-25 at mile point 145, at Ellston Street. This site needs repairs as a result of flood damage done in 2013. Repairs done will restore the roadway embankments, correct poor upstream and downstream channel alignments, remove excess sediment and debris, and place materials to prevent future flooding wash out events. American Civil Constructors will have three milestones for the project including: box culvert repairs, West box culvert extension and East box culvert extension.


Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00 pm. Motorists can expect traffic stops on an as needed basis throughout the project on Ellston Street. There will be no impacts to traffic on I-25. Traffic stops will occur while aggregate and concrete materials are being delivered to the project. There will be no reduced speeds in the construction zone during the project. Although no impacts to traffic are expected, CDOT encourages drivers to use caution near the workzone, avoid distractions and obey posted speed limits. Work on the project is expected to be completed this fall. All lane closures and traffic restrictions will be posted in advance.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 719-301-7279, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for CDOT travel alerts and news, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices 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.