Interstate-25 – Safety and efficiency improvements

News Release

November 29, 2021 - Emergency daytime maintenance work scheduled on Interstate-25

COLORADO SPRINGS — Motorists will see paving work along Interstate-25 as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs emergency paving as part of the I-25 Rehab Component of the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Program. With winter 2021 on the horizon, it is important for CDOT to fill potholes with asphalt and make repairs on I-25 between Santa Fe Boulevard and South Academy Boulevard. This work will require daytime single lane closures and is anticipated to be complete by Dec. 3. Paving work is weather and temperature dependent and therefore cannot be applied until conditions are warm and dry.

Traffic Impacts

  • Northbound and Southbound Single Lane Daytime Closure Required
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 2
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday
  • I-25 between approximately South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (milepost 127.5 – 135.5)
  • Speed limit reduced to 55 mph in work zone.
  • No work on Fridays and weekends.
  • All work is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled if operations cannot be completed.
  • Alternate routes are advised.
  • 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.

This work is part of the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). MAMSIP is comprised of four discrete road projects in the Pikes Peak region, all of which are strategically important in the movement of personnel and equipment between nationally significant military facilities.

Project Overview

Interstate-25 – Safety and efficiency improvements

The improvements to I-25 addressed in this project are located along an approximately 7.5-mile segment of the 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 corridor

Rehab and widening work on four bridges along the corridor, and Installation of I-25 Southbound deceleration lane at the interchange with Colorado Highway 16.

I-25 Emergency Closure Map

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

  • Call the project information line at 719-800-2162
  • Email the project team at: [email protected]
  • Visit the project website at:
  • 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:
    • Road conditions and travel information:
    • Download the COtrip Planner app:
    • Sign up for project or travel alerts:
    • See scheduled construction lane closures:
    • Connect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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!