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Sound Wall repairs on Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs begin Monday, May 13

May 8, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

EL PASO COUNTY – Starting May 13th, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Structures, Inc. will begin repairs to the sound wall on southbound Interstate 25 from MP 144 to MP 142 (between Bijou Street and Fillmore Street). These repairs are expected to conclude late August 2019. During this time, I-25 will remain open, but minor traffic delays may occur on southbound I-25, as a shoulder closure, along with reduced speed limits, may be necessary to provide a safe work zone.


The I-25 sound wall repair consists of repairing the concrete surfaces. The wall will be cleaned and a concrete sealer will be applied to protect the surface. The improvements will extend the life of the wall and its aesthetic value.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 719.593.9239. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at https://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

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!

Whole System. Whole Safety.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT

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.  

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