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CDOT begins sign replacement project on Interstate 25

January 17, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

EL PASO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner CC Enterprises will begin the removal and replacement of roadway signs along Interstate 25 from mile point (MP) 136.94 to MP 146.6.  The project is scheduled to begin the evening of January 21, 2020, and has an anticipated completion date the end of June 2020. 

As part of CDOT’s Whole System Whole Safety initiative, the project will improve safety by replacing damaged and missing signs. The new signs will have better reflectivity at night to help motorists navigate the highway safely. 

This $982,000 project will also include the removal of roughly 366 signs, installation of 16,741 square feet of new signs, posts and foundations.    

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TRAVEL IMPACTS

Motorists can expect north and southbound single/double lane closures and 10 minute delays Sunday through Thursday from 7 pm to 7 am  with north and southbound shoulder closures Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

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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