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Southbound I-25 road closure and detour at Burnt Mill Road, south of Pueblo

May 7, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado - Southbound I25 Full Closure/Detour Postponed Work requiring a full closure and detour on southbound I25 at Burnt Mill Road (mile marker 88) for bridge rehabilitation from Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17 has been postponed. The project team will notify the public when the work has been rescheduled.

The project will resurface approximately 12 miles of I-25 from MP 79.6 to MP 92.0 to improve the roadway drivability, and improve vehicle traction to the surface. The project will also replace more than 20,000 linear feet of guardrail to meet the current safety standards. Additionally, four bridges over Scroggs Arroyo, Muddy Creek, Verde Road, and Burnt Mill Road will be repaired. Minor deck repairs include removing and replacing unsound concrete, and placing a waterproofing membrane and new wearing surface to extend the life of the structures.

No other bridge work other than the work conducted on the Burnt Mill Road bridge will require a full closure of the interstate.

Motorists can expect minimal delays on I-25. Travelers using cross streets that run under the interstate will encounter single-lane closures, with flaggers directing traffic during bridge repairs.

The project is expected to be complete in October 2019.

Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bridge work will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No work is planned at night or on weekends.

The project is funded through CDOT’s Surface Treatment and Bridge Asset Management Funds. Martin Marietta Materials of Pueblo was awarded the $7.6 million contract.

If you have questions or comments about the I25 Resurfacing and Bridge Repair project, email the Public Information team at [email protected], or call the project hotline at 719-733-3490. Information about the project can also be found at www.codot.gov/projects/i-25-pueblo-resurfacing-upgrades.

Updates will also be available via Twitter @coloradodot and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

CDOT thanks motorists and the surrounding businesses for their cooperation.

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]

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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