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Ramp meter signal testing in three locations, ramps expecting to go live on October 20, 21, and 22 in Colorado Springs

October 16, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

Colorado Springs – On October 19, motorists will see increased activity at the on-ramp signal on southbound Garden of the Gods Road to NB I-25, as crews begin testing operations at this location. If everything goes as planned the ramp will be operational on October 20. On October 20, crews will move testing operations to the on-ramp signal at southbound Fillmore Street to northbound I-25. If everything goes as planned the ramp will be operational on October 21.  On October 21 there will be increased crews at the on-ramp signal at northbound Garden of the Gods to northbound I-25. If everything goes as planned the ramp will be operational on October 22. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • SB Garden of the Gods Road to NB I-25, shoulder activity, watch for crews, Monday, October 19, from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm 

  • SB Fillmore Street to NB I-25, shoulder activity, watch for crews, Tuesday, October 20, from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm

  • NB Garden of the Gods Road to NB I-25, shoulder activity, watch for crews, Wednesday, October 21, from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

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. 

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.  

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 interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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