I-25 improvements from Garden of the Gods Road to Fillmore Street begin in early November

Travel Advisory

November 2, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Work is underway to add acceleration and deceleration lanes on I-25 between Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Road

El Paso County— The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contracting partner, SEMA Construction, will begin improvements on Monday, Oct. 30 along I-25 from Garden of the Gods Road to Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs. The project will enhance safety for Colorado’s traveling public by adding acceleration and deceleration lanes. The anticipated completion date of the project is late Nov. 2025.

The growth of the community and business expansion has necessitated the initiation of the improvement project. We will be adding continuous acceleration and deceleration lanes to both the northbound and southbound directions of I-25, spanning from Garden of the Gods Road to Fillmore Street. The new lanes will be constructed/added where the existing right shoulder is located. These auxiliary lanes aim to even out traffic flow and assist drivers in merging and exiting traffic efficiently. Additionally, to enhance road safety, the roadway will undergo resurfacing. Curve cross slope adjustments will be implemented to address drainage concerns on the road.

While working on the auxiliary lane project, the aging bridge on Ellston Street over I-25 will be reconstructed and widened. Additionally, bridge deck repairs will be made on the Garden of the Gods overpass structure. Upgrades to the intelligent transportation system (ITS) infrastructure (fiber optics and ramp meter station) will help with the flow of traffic to monitor, trigger and time vehicle release with automated vehicle and queue detection to mitigate any traffic backups by adjusting meter timing.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning Oct. 31, motorists will encounter road work on I-25 in both directions between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Periodic overnight work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. will include lane closures
    on the off-ramps, on-ramps and on I-25. Please sign up for project notifications below to
    be alerted of any closures that may impact your travel
  • Occasional closures of Ellston Street will be required under I-25, but a detour will be in place for motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians
  • The work schedule is weather dependent and subject to change
I-25 acceleration and deceleration lanes from Garden of the Gods Road to Fillmore Street.
I-25 acceleration and deceleration lanes from Garden of the Gods Road to Fillmore Street.

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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