Southbound I-25 lane closures for caisson installation

Travel Advisory

June 16, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Construction requires overnight lane closures next week on southbound I-25

Colorado Springs —­­ Construction on Interstate 25 between South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue requires overnight lane closures next week on southbound I-25 for installation of new sign caissons.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 19, and continuing until Friday, June 23, drivers can anticipate a nightly right lane closure on southbound I-25 from South Academy Boulevard to Santa Fe Avenue. All lanes reopen daily at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

These closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

Traffic on I-25 will be head-to-head, separated by temporary barrier with 11 foot lanes and 2 foot shoulders. The 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.

Traffic Impacts

I-25 between US 85/Fountain (mile 127) and South Academy Boulevard (mile 135)
Nighttime closures:

  • Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., southbound I-25 right lane closure between mile 135 to 128
  • Friday, June 23, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., southbound I-25 right lane closure between mile 135 to 132
  • Friday, June 23, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., southbound I-25 right lane closure between mile 132 to 128

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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