Emergency maintenance paving work and construction continues on I-25

Travel Advisory

December 3, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado - Travelers to encounter daytime and nighttime lane closures

COLORADO SPRINGS — Motorists will continue to encounter work along Interstate-25 as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs emergency paving as part of the rehabilitation component of the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Program. CDOT will fill potholes with asphalt and make repairs on I-25 between Santa Fe Boulevard and South Academy Boulevard. This work will require daytime and nighttime single lane closures and is anticipated to be complete by Dec. 9. Paving work is weather and temperature dependent.

In addition, work continues on I-25 along a 7.5-mile segment between South Academy Boulevard and extending to the Santa Fe Avenue exit (CO 85/75). This work will take place during evening and early morning hours, with single lane closures on I-25 to continue construction of northbound I-25 emergency pullouts, installation of temporary concrete barrier and striping. There will also be shoulder closures on I-25 as work continues on the northbound emergency pullouts. The speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH on I-25 during construction hours.

Traffic Impacts

and Northbound I-25 single lane and shoulder closures are required on South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (Mile Post 127 – 138).

  • Sun., Dec. 5 – Wednesday, Dec. 8., nighttime work hours approx. 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Mon., Dec. 6 – Thursday, Dec. 9, daytime work hours approx. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 9, nighttime work hours approx. 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Speed limit reduction to 55 MPH during construction hours
  • Eleven-foot width restrictions
  • No work on Fridays and weekends
  • All work is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled if operations cannot be completed.
  • Alternate routes are advised
  • South Academy Boulevard shoulder closures are required for advanced warning signage installation approximately two miles east/west of the I-25 bridges over South Academy Boulevard.
  • Sun., Dec. 12 through Wed., Dec. 15, nighttime work hours approximately 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.

Additional Upcoming December Work

  • South Academy Boulevard advance warning sign installation
  • South Academy Boulevard erosion control installation
  • South Academy Boulevard potential restriping under I-25 Bridge
  • Potential barrier placement on Academy Boulevard under I-25 Bridge
  • I-25 sweep and restripe
  • I-25 shift of traffic to outside at all structures
  • Place barrier at various locations throughout project
  • Project Information
  • For additional information about this project, contact the project team.

About the project: Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvements Program Build Grant (MAMSIP)

CDOT initiated MAMSIP to deliver more efficient and safer mobility along I-25, Colorado Highway 94, South Academy Boulevard, and Charter Oak Ranch Road and to enable economic stability and development. MAMSIP is partially funded through an $18 million BUILD grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The delivery of these improvements will strengthen and enhance the redundancy of strategic movement between the nationally significant El Paso County military installations of Fort Carson, Peterson Space Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, and Schriever Space Force Base.

Project improvements are located along an approximately 7.5-mile segment of the I-25 corridor beginning at South Academy Boulevard and extending to the Santa Fe Avenue (CO 85/87) exit at Fountain (MP 128), which exits to Gate 19 of Fort Carson.

Replacement of two bridges crossing over South Academy Boulevard

  • Widening of both inside and outside shoulders and installing safety improvements
    Concrete surface treatment overlay to provide an improved riding surface for this 7.5-mile segment
  • Installation of median barrier the entire length of this corridorRehab and widening work on four bridges along the corridor
  • Installation of I-25 Southbound deceleration lane at the interchange with CO 16
    About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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!