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Southbound I-25 On-ramp at City Center Drive Open

January 4, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

Pueblo — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Flatiron Constructors, Inc. are pleased to announce that the southbound I-25 on-ramp at City Center Drive is now open after being closed for five months.

The new ramp’s biggest benefit is the overall impact to public safety. With the longer on-ramp, there is better sight distance for the cars coming up the ramp merging into traffic on I-25. There is also a longer taper and a continuous acceleration lane to D Street for cars to use while they are getting onto the highway.  The acceleration lane allows on-coming cars to gain enough speed to safely merge onto I-25. In addition, a shoulder has been added to this area.

CDOT thanks motorists and the surrounding businesses for their patience.

PROJECT INFORMATION: The I-25 Ilex Street to City Center Drive project is the first project of the New Pueblo Freeway: the reconstruction of I-25 between City Center Drive (1st Street) and Ilex Street through downtown Pueblo. Construction includes upgrading several bridges south of downtown. The project began in July 2015, and is scheduled to be complete by spring 2019.

For updated project information, visit https://www.codot.gov/projects/ilexbridges or call 719-470-2270. To be added to the database for receiving project updates by e-newsletter, send an email to: [email protected]

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