Baptist Road & Terrazzo Drive roundabout construction begins June 3

Travel Advisory

May 17, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Business access will remain open throughout the project

Monument — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner Native Sun Construction, will begin construction of a roundabout at the intersection of West Baptist Road and Terrazzo Drive just west of the Interstate 25 interchange starting June 3.

This project will begin with the demolition of existing curb and gutter, reshaping roadside drainage and installation of new storm drains. Next will be the construction of new curb and gutter configurations and the construction of the new roundabout.

During all phases of this project, access to businesses along Baptist Road and Terrazzo Drive will remain open. Adequate space for commercial truck traffic that is common at this intersection will be provided and lanes will be clearly marked. At times, it will be necessary to have short lane closures lasting no more than 15 minutes to allow the contractor to move equipment and materials.

Roundabouts greatly reduce the amount of time needed to get through an intersection. They improve traffic flow by allowing vehicles to continue to move without stopping, or with less stopping, through an intersection. Additionally, they increase safety and reduce incidences of crashes by preventing left turns across oncoming traffic. When crashes do occur, they are typically less severe than traditional intersections.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists and area residents can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • One through lane in each direction will remain open with brief lane closures of up to 15 minutes will occur to allow the contractor to move equipment and materials.

  • Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, at some phases of the project. Delays will be no more than 15 minutes.

  • Project completion is expected at the end of October.

Map of the roundabout planned for the intersection of Baptist Road and Terrazzo Drive in Monument just west of Interstate 25.
Map of the roundabout planned for the intersection of Baptist Road and Terrazzo Drive in Monument just west of Interstate 25.

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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