Southbound lanes detour through median on 1-25 near Pinon Starting July 17

Travel Advisory

July 14, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - CDOT asks motorists to be aware of lane closures and a detour.

Pueblo COUNTY — Drivers should expect lane closures on I-25 near mile marker 112, north of Pueblo, as crews finalize construction of a detour through the median. The detour lanes for southbound traffic will open Friday.

 I-25 Pinon Detour Map

The detour of the southbound lanes will open on July 17 at 6 a.m., with speeds reduced to 55 MPH. Drivers should expect the detour to stay in place into the fall of 2020. 

Construction limits are currently set up between mile marker 111.75 and 112.18 as crews replace the current bridge with a new structure. 

Motorists should observe caution within these limits. 


Drivers should remain alert for impacts to traffic. They can expect the following 

  • July 13 to July 15: northbound and southbound shoulders closed form 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • July 16: Southbound left lane closed 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • July 17: Southbound detour through median opens at 6 a.m. Speeds reduced to 55 MPH through median.

Any additional travel impacts will be updated throughout the project on the project website and hotline. 



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!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with 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, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.  


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 


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.