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Lane Closures on South Interstate-25 for Work Related to I-25 Bridges over South Academy Boulevard Replacement Project

January 2, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Motorists will see crews working along south Interstate-25 from Tuesday, Jan 7 to Saturday, Jan 11 between mileposts 134.65 and 135.93 near South Academy Boulevard exit. This work is required to safely conduct initial bridge replacement surveys. All work will take place overnight; dates of work are weather permitting.

PROJECT INFORMATION:

This project is part of I25/CO94 Safety Improvements and includes:

  • Replacement of the I-25 Bridges over South Academy Boulevard

  • Analyzing the interchange for an ultimate condition to ensure that bridge construction accommodates future needs

I-25 Single Lane Closures

From 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 through 5 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 

  • Northbound and southbound RIGHT LANE closures on I-25. 

  • Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

From 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 through 5 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 

    • Northbound and southbound LEFT LANE closures on I-25. (this work could move up a day should the right lane closure work be completed early)

  • Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

From 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 through 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 

    • Northbound and southbound LEFT LANE closures on I-25. (this work could move up to begin Thursday, January 9 should the right lane closure work be completed early)

  • Speed reductions to 55 mph will be in place. Motorists should expect delays. 

On/Off Ramp Single Lane Closures

From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight Thursday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

  • There will be a Mobile Closure Operation of short duration, single lane closures on the on- and off-ramps only to/from I-25 at South Academy Boulevard

South Academy Boulevard Shoulder Closures

From 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 through 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

  • Eastbound and westbound shoulder and median closures on South Academy Boulevard between the I-25 on- and off-ramps

  • Speed reductions will be in place. Motorists should expect delays.

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  

The CDOT Whole System — Whole Safety initiative is designed to heighten safety awareness by taking a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s operations, programs addressing driving behaviors, and  our built environment. 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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