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I-25 cable barrier installation project expected to have daytime lane and shoulder closures

October 16, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Closures to continue through the week of October 18

EL PASO AND PUEBLO COUNTIES – Nighttime single lane closures and daytime single lane closures will continue through the week of October 18, as CDOT continues phase four of the cable barrier and guardrail installation project on I-25 between Colorado Springs and Pueblo near Wigwam. The project is expected to be completed at the end of the year.

Night paving will take place on Oct. 18 and 19. Due to colder evening temperatures, construction crews will be utilizing the shoulder closure for daytime work on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, as well as daytime single lane closures on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nighttime single lane closures will continue to be in effect.

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 milepost 114 to 121 which includes added work between milepost 114 to 116. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: 

Travelers will encounter construction operations Sunday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., as well as Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 21 until 2 p.m. Daytime shoulder closures are expected the mornings of Oct. 20 and 21.The southbound left hand lane is expected to have closures most nights when work is being done. 

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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