Interstate 25 emergency lane closure

Travel Advisory

June 13, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Right lane of northbound I-25 just north of CO 16 closed due to erosion and slope damage.

Update - 2:13 p.m. (06/13) - Closure is now expected to remain until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13.

Colorado Springs —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation is temporarily closing the right lane of northbound I-25, just north of the CO 16/Fountain interchange – Exit 132, due to erosion and slope damage.

  • 6 p.m., Monday, June 12 through 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13.
  • Only one lane will be open on northbound I-25 through this area.

Heavy rains have eroded a section under the highway, creating a safety hazard for the traveling public. The lane closure is approximately one mile long – mile 133 to mile 134.

Traffic backups and delays are anticipated, primarily during daylight hours. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, including US 85/87:

  • Northbound I-25 traffic should exit at Fountain (Exit 128) and use US 85/87 to South Academy Boulevard, where they can go west back to I-25 or continue north on US 85/87.

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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