News

Full closure of westbound Meadows Parkway to NB I-25 on-ramp scheduled for Friday night through Saturday morning as part of ramp metering  project to improve traffic flow

November 6, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

CASTLE ROCK – The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the westbound Meadows Parkway to northbound Interstate 25 (I-25) on-ramp on Friday, Nov. 8, from midnight (12 a.m.) to 9 a.m. on Saturday. The closure is needed for trucks and equipment to maneuver and install a caisson, as part of the widening of Meadows Parkway ramp and the installation of a ramp metering system. 

During operations, a 1.9-mile detour will be in place, guiding westbound traffic from Meadows Parkway to Factory Shops Blvd. and Promenade Parkway to access northbound I-25. Motorists should allow for extra time, as the suggested detour route will add 6 minutes per trip.

The ramp metering system will allow traffic to safely enter I-25 by allowing breaks between merging vehicles and reduce traffic congestion along the I-25 corridor. 

DETOUR MAP

Work also includes shoulder and temporary lane closures on ramps and arterial roads 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic impacts are minor.  

PROJECT INFORMATION 

  • Contractor: Sturgeon Electric 

  • Project Cost: $3.8 million 

  • Work Description: Crews are installing ramp meters to control traffic at 16 locations in both directions of I-25 from about Lone Tree to Castle Rock in Douglas County. Crews will also widen existing ramps at I-25 and Meadows Parkway, Wolfensberger and Plum Creek Parkway.

  • Hotline: 720-572-4474 – Option 4 

STAY INFORMED 

REMEMBER: 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.  

In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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 the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.  

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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.  

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal