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Major impacts to I-25 near 136th Avenue this weekend for paving work, delays expected

November 15, 2019

THORNTON, CO — As major work nears completion on the North Interstate 25 Express Lanes: 120th Avenue to Northwest Parkway/E-470 project, crews will require double lane and ramp closures in both directions of I-25 at 136th Avenue to perform final paving on the bridge over Big Dry Creek. Delays are expected.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 – Double right lane closure on northbound I-25 between 128th and 136th avenues and full closure of the northbound I-25 off-ramp to 136th Avenue. One lane will remain open on northbound I-25. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. it will turn into a single right lane closure. Motorists may stay the course on northbound I-25 or use Washington Street to the east of the highway as an alternate route.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 – Double right lane closure on southbound I-25 between 144th and 136th avenues and full closure of the 136th Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-25. One lane will remain open on southbound I-25. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. it will turn into a single right lane closure. Motorists may stay the course on southbound I-25 or use Huron Street to the west of the highway as an alternate route.

This work is critical to complete and requires warmer, daytime temperatures. All work is weather dependent. If paving is unable to be complete on Saturday, Nov. 16, due to weather, this schedule will shift to Sunday, Nov. 17.

This work marks the final paving operation of the North I-25 Express Lanes: 120th Avenue to Northwest Parkway/E-470 project. Daily and nightly lane closures will continue as crews install final pavement markings, center median lighting and tolling infrastructure.

Additional lane closures for equipment installation include:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16- Single left lane closure on northbound I-25 between 120th and 128th Avenues.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17- Single left lane closure on southbound I-25 between 120th and 128th Avenues.

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Add capacity with one Express Lane in each direction.
  • Provide travelers with the choice of taking the general-purpose lanes for free or driving the Express Lanes for a faster trip in exchange for a variable toll - the Express Lanes will be free to vehicles with three or more people.
  • Build an auxiliary lane along northbound I-25 connecting the 136th Avenue on-ramp to the 144th Avenue off-ramp, helping drivers merge more comfortably between the two interchanges.
  • Resurface the roadway which will improve driving conditions.
  • Address necessary drainage and utility improvements along the corridor.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at (303) 339-0225, email the team at [email protected], or visit the I-25 North Express Lanes project website and sign up for updates. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

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. 

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 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.

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