I-25 paving project begins north of Walsenburg

Travel Advisory

May 12, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Work also involves bridge repairs at the Huerfano River and Greasewood Arroyo.

Huerfano County — Paving operations are set to start later this month on northbound and southbound Interstate 25 between Huerfano Butte and the Lascar Road Interchange. Work also involves bridge repairs at the Huerfano River and Greasewood Arroyo.

The Colorado Department of Transportation project also is adding several safety improvements, including new striping for brighter and more visible lane recognition, new guardrail, and the installation of rumble strips along the shoulder to help reduce roadway departure crashes.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., of Pueblo is the contractor for the $7 million project. It is schedule for completion in October 2023.

Traffic Impacts

  • Working schedule: Monday through Friday – daylight hours
  • Single lane and shoulder closures in each direction
  • Ramp closures as required
  • Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through work zone. Fines doubled for violators.
  • Construction vehicles entering and exiting work zone, as needed

I-25 North of Walsenburg Repaving project location mapI-25 North of Walsenburg Repaving project location map

Project Information

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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