Overnight resurfacing work requires ramp closures on I-25 and CO 115

News Release

May 17, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS – Starting on May 24, intermittent overnight ramp closures are necessary for asphalt resurfacing work at several Interstate 25 interchanges and one Colorado Highway 115 location. With anticipated completion in August, this project will improve safety with smoother highway transitions and new guardrail. 

This week, the contractor team led by Schmidt Construction Company will place construction signs and erosion control measures during the day. Night work starts next week. Ramps at the following four interchanges will be improved:

  • I-25 at Interquest Parkway (Mile Marker 153)

  • I-25 at Briargate Parkway (MM 151)

  • I-25 at North Academy Boulevard (MM 150)

  • Colorado Highway 115 at NORAD Road / O’Connell Boulevard (MM 43)

Starting with CO 115 at NORAD Road / O’Connell Boulevard on Sunday night, ramps will close intermittently during overnight work hours, which are generally from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Electronic message boards will alert drivers in advance of ramp closures. Drivers are encouraged to follow the provided detours or seek alternate routes.

All ramps are expected to remain open during the day. Work at each interchange will take approximately one month. Drivers may notice temporary rough driving surfaces and uneven pavement during asphalt removal and resurfacing operations. CDOT encourages drivers to use caution and pay close attention to traffic control devices and personnel.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Weekly updates are available on the project web page. Real-time ramp closure information is available at www.COtrip.org.

Stay Informed

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Project hotline: 719-472-3065

Project email: [email protected]

Project web page: https://codot.gov/projects/i25-co115-ramp-resurfacing

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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!

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.