Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project - Week of April 10

Travel Advisory

April 8, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Bridge girders being installed

Colorado Springs — Colorado Department of Transportation and SEMA Construction continue work on the various improvements on I-25 between South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (Mile Post 135-127). Current work includes widening the Clover and Dry Wash Bridges, constructing substructure for the I-25 bridges over South Academy, hauling dirt and building up the embankment for the I-25 roadway.

The bridge expansion work is on schedule with new bridge girders being installed Monday, April 11, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on I-25 over Clover Ditch at Mile Point 131. Traffic speeds will be reduced to allow construction equipment access to the work zone located in the median. DO NOT FOLLOW CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES.

There will be alternating left and right lane closures on southbound I-25 (between MP 127-135) Sunday, April 10 through Thursday, April 14, during evening hours to allow crews to perform embankment work. In addition, there will also be alternating left and right lane closures on both north- and southbound I-25 (between MP 127-135) Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, during evening hours to allow crews to repair guardrails and remove lane striping. With the variable nature of construction related to I-25 lane closures, please eliminate distractions and drive the posted speed limit to safely arrive at your destination.

Flagging operations will continue on Charter Oak Ranch Road with intermittent shoulder closures Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., allowing crews to safely continue work on the drainage system and dirt work. Please use extra caution when driving through the work zone.

Crews will be setting up messaging boards along Colorado Highway 94. The messaging boards will inform commuters of upcoming work impacting the corridor at CO 94 and North Blaney Road.

Motorists are encouraged to register for text alerts by Texting MAMSIP to 888-970-9665

A Courtesy Patrol will be driving the work zone and will respond to incidents when notified. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and holidays.

Traffic Impacts

I-25 between MP 127 and 135

  • Sunday, April 10, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. (nightly), alternating left and right lane closures on southbound I-25 to allow crews to perform earthwork, repair damaged guardrail and remove striping.
  • Wednesday, April 13 through Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. (nightly), alternating left and right lane closures on northbound I-25 to allow crews to perform earthwork, repair damaged guardrail and remove striping.

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road

  • Flagging operations with intermittent shoulder closures continue on Charter Oak Ranch Road and Santa Fe Avenue Monday, April 11 to Saturday, April 16, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closures are necessary to allow trucks access to and from the job site and to allow crews to work on the drainage system.
    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.

Safety Benefits

The safety enhancements relate to the potential to reduce crashes, improve infrastructure, and address physical deficiencies that contribute to crashes in the corridor. CDOT conducted a safety assessment for the corridor to evaluate the magnitude and nature of safety problems and analyze the causes of crashes.

The proposed transportation improvements are mitigation measures to reduce crashes and improve safety in the corridor. It is estimated that the delivery of the MAMSIP project will, over its’ twenty years of operation, result in fewer deaths, injuries, and crashes on the four corridors the project addresses.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

Know Before You Go

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:

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!