Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Program - Week of Sept. 29

Travel Advisory

September 30, 2022 - The nighttime closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5.

Colorado Springs — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will temporarily close the southbound off-ramp at I-25 and CO 16 (Mile Point 132) and both off-ramps (MP 132A & 132B) for milling operations. The nighttime closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5.

MAMSIP CO 16 Fort Carson closure map

There will also be a temporary closure of the southbound off-ramps at I-25 and CO 16 (Mile Point 132A and 132B - Mesa Ridge Parkway) for roadway paving, lane striping and minor traffic switch of the southbound off ramp at MP 132A. This nighttime closure is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 8. There will also be a right lane closure on I-25 at this location (MP 132).

Use signed detour route. Fort Carson personnel should consider using alternate gates.

Head-to-head traffic continues on I-25, separated by temporary barrier with 11 ft. lanes and 2 ft. shoulders. This traffic configuration will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal working hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 55 MPH. Slight traffic delays are expected and motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling in the new traffic pattern. Fines will be double through the construction zone.

Starting on Monday at 7 a.m., Charter Oak Ranch Road will follow a new ongoing configuration, with detours using lanes of the new roundabout. Traffic from Santa Fe Ave. will turn north on Champlin Ln., west on Champlin Dr., and south on Charter Oak Ranch Rd. and proceed south through the roundabout. Traffic from Fort Carson will travel north through the roundabout, turn east on Champlin Dr., south on Champlin Lane, and east onto Santa Fe Avenue.

A Courtesy Patrol will be driving the work zone and will respond to incidents when notified. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and holidays.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Traffic Impacts

Night work on I-25 between MP 127 and 136 at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. southbound I-25 off-ramp closure (MP 132) at CO 16, for milling operations.
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. southbound I-25 off-ramp closure (MP 132A and MP 132B) at CO 16/Mesa Ridge Parkway, for paving, striping operations and minor traffic switch of the southbound off ramp at MP 132 A.
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. right lane closure on southbound I-25 at MP 132 for paving operations.
  • A traffic switch is currently in place from S. Academy Blvd. to US-85 (Santa Fe). Use extreme caution, speed limit 55 MPH.

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road

  • Flagging operations with alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic continues on Santa Fe Ave. and Charter Oak Ranch Road, Mon., Oct. 3 to Fri., Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to allow crews to continue paving activities. Detours are in place. Use extreme caution in the area.
  • A new configuration will begin Monday, Oct. 3, with traffic diverting onto Champlin Ln., Champlin Dr. and northbound/southbound lanes of the new roundabout.

Colorado Highway 94

A full closure is in place on North Blaney Road. Vehicles will not be able to access North Blaney Road from CO 94 or access CO 94 from North Blaney Road. This closure will remain in place through early fall.

  • The intersection for South Blaney Road has been moved temporarily 300 feet to the east, use extreme caution in the area
  • A traffic shift is in place
  • Speed limit 50 MPH

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 south I-25 beginning at S. Academy Blvd. and extending to the Santa Fe Ave. (CO 85/87) exit at Fountain (MP 128), which exits to Gate 19 of Fort Carson. The project includes:

  • 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
  • Installation of median barrier
  • Rehab and widening work on four bridges Installation of an I-25 southbound deceleration lane at the interchange with Colorado Highway 16

Safety Benefits

CDOT conducted a safety assessment for the corridor to evaluate the magnitude and nature of safety problems and analyze the causes of crashes. These transportation improvements are mitigation measures to reduce crashes, improve infrastructure, and address physical deficiencies that contribute to crashes in the corridor. Over the next 20 years, the project is estimated to result in fewer deaths, injuries and crashes on the four MAMSIP corridors.

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!

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