I-25 Ilex project final work will require  daily lane and ramp closures

October 18, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

PUEBLO  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Flatiron Constructors, Inc. are continuing final work on the I-25 Ilex Design Build project. From Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25, crews will complete final smoothness grinding, sealing, and other preparations for final pavement markings on northbound and southbound I-25 from the Abriendo Avenue bridge to just north of the City Center Drive bridge.  On-ramps and off-ramps to Santa Fe Avenue (98A) and City Center Drive (98B) will also be impacted.  The work will require the following lane and ramp closures:

Lane Closures

Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southbound I-25 alternating left and right shoulder and lane closures

Northbound I-25 alternating left and right shoulder and lane closures

Santa Fe Avenue (between D Street and Santa Fe Drive) alternating left and right lane closures

I-25 Ramp Closures

Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southbound Santa Fe Avenue off-ramp (98A) alternating lane closures

Tuesday, October 22 – Friday, October 25, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northbound City Center Drive off-ramp (98A) alternating lane closures

Monday, October 21 – Thursday, October 24, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northbound Santa Fe Avenue on-ramp (98A) closed; detour to the City Center Drive on-ramp (98B)

Wednesday, October 23, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northbound Santa Fe Avenue off-ramp (98A) closed; detour to the City Center Drive off-ramp (98B)

Speeds are reduced to 45 miles an hour in the construction zone, and motorists can expect minimal delays on I-25.


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 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 fully complete by Fall of 2019.

If you have questions or comments about the I-25 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/ilexbridges.



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!


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.


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.