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CDOT to begin I-25 El Paso County Sign Replacement Project

December 9, 2020 - El Paso County - Signs will be replaced on I-25 starting at Mile Point 146 and will continue for 15 miles to MP 161, from Colorado Springs to Monument beginning Dec. 16.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner CC Enterprises will begin a sign replacement project on I-25 on Dec. 16. Signs will be replaced on I-25 starting at Mile Point 146 and will continue for 15 miles to MP 161, from Colorado Springs to Monument.

Work will include the removal of worn out signs, installation of over 580 new signs and installation of 500 new sign posts. Crews will also remove two existing overhead structures and reset them in a new location for better visibility and distance from the exit. The new signs will have better reflectivity at night to help motorists navigate the highway safely. The new signs will consist of wrong-way, speed limit, directional, street, exit, city limits, mile point, guide, regulatory and warning signs.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

Motorists should plan for north and southbound impacts during the primary night work with shoulder closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and some off shoulder daytime work.

The project has an anticipated completion date of summer 2021.

PROJECT & TRAVEL INFO

For additional information about this project, contact the project team: 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • 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.
  • Be patient!

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely. 

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.

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