Traffic to be impacted on the northbound I-25 on-ramp at North Academy Boulevard on Sept. 21

Travel Advisory

September 19, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Paving operations will occur during nighttime hours

El Paso County - The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will temporarily close the N. Academy Blvd. on-ramp to northbound I-25 during nighttime hours for paving operations on Wednesday.

Project Overview

The I-25 ramp metering project will widen ramps and install ramp metering along I-25 and the southbound Woodmen Rd. on-ramp, northbound and southbound Academy Blvd. on-ramps, and northbound North Gate Rd. on-ramp.

The project will enhance safety for Colorado’s traveling public. The construction of the widening and ramp-metering devices will make the road safer by improving traffic flow and safety by providing more gaps for merging traffic, provide automated monitoring and will be triggered by I-25 average running speed. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology will also be installed which includes video cameras, computers, vehicle detection, variable message signs, and alternate routing.

Traffic Impacts

Night work - September 21, 8 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.

The right lane on westbound North Academy Boulevard will be closed along with a full on-ramp closure to I-25 northbound.

Detour Route (see map)
To access northbound I-25 from North Academy Boulevard, motorists will turn right on Voyager Pkwy to Briargate Pkwy, turn left
Stay in the right lane to access the I-25 northbound on-ramp
Please check for current travel information.

I-25 on-ramp widening and ramping metering will cause North Academy Boulevard to close with a detour onto Voyager Parkway onto Briargate Parkway

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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