Ramp meter signal testing in two locations, ramps expecting to go live on November 4 and 5 in Colorado Springs

Travel Advisory

November 2, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

Colorado Springs – The final two signalized ramp meters, on I-25 through Colorado Springs, are expected to go live this week. On Nov. 3, southbound Fontanero Street to SB I-25 will have increased crews testing the signals. If everything goes as planned the ramp will be operational on Nov. 4. On Nov. 4, testing operations will move to southbound W. Uintah Street, where there will be increased crews at the on-ramp signal SB I-25. If everything goes as planned the ramp will be operational on November 5.  


  • SB Fontanero Street to SB I-25, shoulder activity, watch for crews, Tuesday, November 3, from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm 

  • SB W. Uintah Street to SB I-25, shoulder activity, watch for crews, Wednesday, November 4, from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm



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. 


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!


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.