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Median work begins on I-25 cable barrier installation project

November 6, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Daytime median work and evening lane closures


EL PASO & PUEBLO COUNTIES –
Beginning on Nov. 9, motorists can expect to see increased activity on the I-25 cable barrier project. During daytime hours, crews will be performing median work on the project, Monday through Friday. Northbound evening lane closures are also scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 9. Crews are taking advantage of daytime temperatures in order to complete the project by the end of the year.

Construction crews will utilize a shoulder closure, with daytime lane closures on Tuesday and Wednesday, each week, to help minimize impacts to traffic. Median work will begin due to colder evening temperatures and pending schedule deadlines. Nighttime single lane closures will continue to be in effect Sunday through Thursday.

The project primarily takes place between Wigwam and Pikes Peak International Speedway. In addition to the guardrail and cable barrier installation, work will also focus on finalizing asphalt paving and finishing the land reclamation portion of the project. Crews will continue work on the flattening of slopes, mow strip paving, and culvert cleaning. Installation of cable barrier along this stretch of I-25 will enhance safety by reducing median crossovers. Crews are working on a seven mile stretch from MP 114 to MP 121 which includes added work between MP 114 to MP 116. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: 

  • Daytime single lane closures Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 2 p.m.

  • Nighttime southbound single lane closures and shoulder closures Sunday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

  • Daytime shoulder closures Monday through Friday

  • Nighttime northbound single lane closure closure beginning November 9

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!

PROJECT & TRAVEL INFORMATION For additional information about this project: 

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:

COVID-19

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.  

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.

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 inter-regional express service. Gov. Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.

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