CDOT begins Wrong Way Preventive Project on Interstate 25

January 4, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

LAS ANIMAS, HUERFANO, PUEBLO, EL PASO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner Work Zone Traffic Control will begin a wrong way preventive sign project in southern Colorado along Interstate (I) 25, from mile point (MP) 0 to MP 163.5, and a section of US Highway (US) 24, from MP 303.4 to 306.  The project is scheduled to begin January 7, 2019, and has an anticipated completion date of Fall 2019.

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.  CDOT has seen an increase in motorists accessing the interstate from the wrong direction, which has lead to numerous crashes, including some fatalities. The signs and pavement markings will enhance safety by alerting motorists of the wrong way movement.  


Motorists can expect occasional north and southbound single lane closures, north and southbound shoulder closures with north and southbound On and Off Ramp shoulder closures.  Crews will begin sign placement on I-25 at the Colorado/New Mexico state line and proceed north. The project work hours are Monday through Friday with daytime work from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm and nighttime  work from 7:00 pm - 7:00 am.


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