CO 115 lane closures and traffic shifts start today

Travel Advisory

August 4, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Crews are preparing for a major traffic pattern change, which will reduce approximately three miles of CO 115 to one lane in each direction

El Paso County – The Colorado Department of Transportation is constructing a major improvement project on Colorado Highway 115 between Colorado Springs and Penrose. Single lane closures and traffic shifts start today between Roca Roja Circle (mile point 35.5) and Old Canon City Road (MP 38.5). Crews are preparing for a major traffic pattern change, which will reduce approximately three miles of CO 115 to one lane in each direction.

This 18-month project improves roadway and bridge safety on CO 115 from MP 27.7 to MP 39 by adding passing lanes, right turn lanes, reconstructing Rock Creek Bridge, and performing major rehabilitation or reconstruction of cracked and distressed pavement.

The initial phase of construction, which is expected to last through spring 2023, will focus on the northern three miles of the work zone (MP 35.5 – MP 39). Crews will primarily work during daylight hours Monday through Friday. However, night and weekend work are anticipated for several work activities to expedite construction and reduce traffic impacts.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Weekly updates will be available on the project web page. Text CO115 to 866-762-3640 to receive traffic alerts.

CO 115 Improvements Colorado Springs to Penrose

Project Information

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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!

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