I-25 South Gap project work zone expands to Monument area

Jan. 25, 2019 - Denver Metro Area/Southeastern Colorado - Media briefing Jan. 29, telephone town hall Jan. 30, open house for public Feb. 7

MONUMENT — Construction expands on the Interstate 25 South Gap project this winter as crews begin work on the seven-mile southern section along Interstate 25 between Monument and Greenland Road. The 18-mile I-25 South Gap project began on the northern portion of the corridor in September 2018. By summer 2019, the entire 18-mile corridor (the longest work zone in the state) will be experiencing active construction.  

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be holding the following outreach:

Media Briefing

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1:00 p.m.

Location: I-25 South Gap project office, 1708 N. Interstate 25 in Castle Rock

Reporters will get an overview of the project and available staging areas for future coverage. CDOT staff will be available for interviews.

Directions: Take I-25 south through Castle Rock, to Plum Creek Parkway. Go east on Plum Creek and turn right on Wilcox Street. Take Wilcox Street south to Crystal Valley Parkway and turn left (there is a brown sign for Rhyolite Regional Park). Take the first right where there is a sign to the project office and follow the long driveway to the parking lot.

Telephone Town Hall

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the project team for an open discussion related to planned improvements along the I-25 South Gap corridor, including specifics related to work in the south section. An automated system will call residents throughout the corridor at random to participate. Those who don't receive calls but wish to join can call toll free, 877-229-8493 and enter 112034.

Open House

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Woodmoor Improvement Association Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Drive, Monument

This is an open-house style event—there will not be a formal presentation. Instead, attendees can visit any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to talk one-on-one with project experts about upcoming construction impacts. There will be multiple display boards and project representatives available to answer questions.

South Section Project Benefits

Along I-25 between Greenland Road and Monument, crews will deliver new Express Lanes, wider shoulders, three new wildlife crossings, a reconstruction of the Greenland Road interchange and new ramps at County Line Road.

South Section Traffic Impacts

Starting in late-January 2019, overnight lane closures on northbound and southbound I-25 will allow crews to safely place concrete barrier to create a work zone on the southern end of the project near Monument. Overnight lane closures will continue throughout construction. Like impacts currently occurring between Plum Creek Parkway and Sky View Lane (Tomah Road), two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during daytime peak travel hours.

In addition to overnight lane closures, motorists should expect narrower lanes and shoulders, a speed limit reduction to 65 mph, and extended closures of the Greenland and County Line Roads ramps and Monument Hill Road for safety-critical work.

Stay tuned to construction impacts. Sign up for weekly emails at i25gap.codot.gov and text alerts by texting I25GAP to 21000.

About the I-25 South Gap project

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. The project completion date is slated for 2022.

Stay Informed

·         Project website for weekly updates: i25gap.codot.gov

·         Construction hotline: 720-745-5434

·         Email updates: [email protected]

·         Text alerts: text I25GAP to 21000

·         Facebook updates: Facebook.com/ColoradoDOT

·         Twitter updates: @coloradodot