List of Priorities

Continues work on Interstate 25 South Gap (from Monument to Castlerock). Funding will cover the removal of newly discovered unsuitable excavated materials to allow for roadway completion.

NEPA Study will evaluate new lane capacity, roadway widening and shoulders along I-270 between I-76 and I-70. Project would include full roadway reconstruction and widening of I-270. Includes bridge replacement and interchange ramp improvements.

During the 30-day closure crews will be working 24/7 as weather conditions permit. Following the closure, crews plan to work Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. As the project progresses, crews will work on Sundays if needed and could work later in the evening during the summer to take advantage of longer periods of daylight.

Valley Highway Phase 3 and 4 improvements would consolidate heavy and light rail tracks away from I-25 and provide space to improve safety through highway geometric and access improvements. This project also includes funding for I-25 Corridor Traffic and Revenue Study.

NEPA Study to consider expanding west bound Floyd Hill from two lanes to three along Interstate 70 West. It would also include the replacement of the Westbound Bridge at the bottom of Floyd Hill and considers straightening the alignment by adding a tunnel at the bottom of Floyd Hill.

Funding to complete a peak period shoulder lane (PPSL) along I-70 West from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Empire Junction.

Urban arterial safety investments along will focus on bicycle and pedestrian mobility including shoulders, striping, medians, signals, and safe crossings that align with DRCOG’s Vision Zero elements.

Construct a grade-separated interchange in Pueblo County to improve safety and mobility of US 50. Addition of one lane on US 50 westbound lane key for the connection from Pueblo to Pueblo West. Pedestrian and bike accessibility will also be improved.

Construct a grade-separated interchange in Colorado Springs to improve safety, mobility, and paving on SH 21 (Powers Blvd). Add sidewalks and bike lanes for access from a middle school on the east side and high school on the west side. Paving poor pavement for three miles of SH21 is included to improve our road condition.

I-25 from South Academy to Fountain next to Fort Carson near the City of Fountain construct concrete paving to improve our Asset condition and widen shoulders to 12’, plus install median barrier. SH 94 will construct Westbound Passing Lanes, a turning area and signal at Blaney Road to help with poor mobility, improve movements from Enoch to Curtis Road and install fiber optic from US 24 to Enoch.

US 287 will be concrete paved through downtown Lamar improving our road conditions. US 287 is part of the Ports to Plains corridor and is used heavily by Freight. It was last paved in 2004 in asphalt. A major rural paving project that is a priority for Prowers County.

I-25 in Trinidad (Exit 11) would construct a new wider bridge over I25 connecting to roundabouts for improved safety and efficiency of traffic movements. Other possible improvements from MP 0-12 will be determined to address safety, rockfall or future fisher’s peak state park access.

On SH 115 replace with a wider bridge at Rock Creek with adequate width to accommodate passing lanes, eliminating a bottle-neck area. Construct a paved shoulder to accommodate a mobile weight scale, Adding a passing lane in each direction from MP 37 to 39, with resurfacing of existing roadway pavement. along with other safety improvements such as an area for a mobile weight scale. SH 115 paving to improve road conditions approximately MP 20 as budget allows will be included.

Upgrade the intersection with CO 9/US 285 in Fairplay (heading to Breckenridge) with dual left turn lanes, protected pedestrian crossings, and new sidewalks to widen this will include a bridge widening/replacement along US 285. Improves safety and mobility.

Provide ramp metering along I-25 in Colorado Springs to assist with traffic flow, reduce congestion, and improve merging opportunities from on-ramps to I-25. Metering will be added at northbound Baptist Road, northbound North Gate, southbound North Academy; and southbound Woodmen Road and possibly other locations as budget allows.

I-25 poor pavement will be repaved and I-25 will be constructed to final configuration which will allow for better safety and mobility for the area by providing a continuous acceleration lane and deceleration lane between the interchanges of Garden of the Gods and Fillmore. The project will replace two I-25 bridges over Elston Street with enough width sufficient to accommodate the ultimate configuration of I-25 to four lanes (4th lane is slated in future as HOV) but striped for the current configuration of three lanes.

Reconstruct US 50 and I-25 Interchange in Pueblo and realign US 50 to the East over fountain creek. Preferred project with greatest impact will replace three poor bridges along I-25 and US 50, streamline on/off ramps, and raise the bridge height over I-25 to create higher clearances for freight vehicles. Funding for the full interchange is not secured at this time however there is Bridge Enterprise funding available to facilitate good use of the funds.

Nine bridges on US 287, the oldest built in 1935, will be repaired to ensure their safety on the Ports to Plains freight corridor. Two of the bridges are north of Eads, seven are close to Springfield on this Ports to Plain corridor.

Bridge needs to be repaired to ensure its safety and prevent inefficient travel in an important freight region in La Junta in Otero County. Bridge was built in 1967.

The four bridges in Southeast and South Central TPR need to be repaired to ensure safety for the traveling public. Two of the bridges date from the 1930’s, two others from the 1950’s.

Four bridges will be repaired in Colorado Springs, one of the biggest cities in the state. One of the bridges is as old as 1964.

Rural Paving Projects

Paving for 32 miles near Two Buttes and Lycan that includes guardrail upgrades and bridge rail upgrades. The largest portion of this project was last paved from 1974-1976.

ADA ramps for pedestrian access, guardrail and bridge rail upgrades for almost 23 miles near Westcliffe. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1995.

Guardrail upgrades and paving on US 50 West of the Royal Gorge area for almost 10 miles from Texas Creek to the east. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 2001.

Shoulder widening for 21 miles and paving for 24 miles to help upgrade the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1982. The shoulders are 2’ or less along this corridor.

Paving for 31 miles between Kim and La Junta that also includes flattening out parts of the roadway that currently create unsafe conditions. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1978.

Leveling and paving for 10 miles of US 160 Springfield in Baca County to/and including SH 100 near Vilas. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1979. SH 100A was last paved in 2006.

Two miles of shoulder widening, leveling and paving for 24.7 miles on SH 96 from US 287B near Eads to Sheridan Lake which is part of the TransAmerica Bike route. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1983.

Leveling and paving for 11 miles between Florence and Wetmore (SH 96) in Fremont and Custer Counties. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1977.

Reconstruction at drainage issue near US 50 to Bent County Line, leveling and paving for a little more than nine miles east of La Junta in Otero County. The largest portion of this project was last paved in 1984.

This final connection on US 50 requires geometric alignment improvements, adding shoulders, and building a new passing lane. New drainage culverts, rock fall mitigation, snow fences, signing, and striping are also part of the project.

This is the final segment of widening SH 9, Frisco to Breckenridge, to four lanes that began in 2004. The project includes two roundabouts, signal improvements, and new pedestrian connections, including an underpass.

Reconstruction of SH 13 to meet current design standards including wider shoulders, drainage improvements, and a wildlife underpass.

This safety and mobility improvement project includes intersection realignment at 20 Road and a new traffic signal, center median improvements on North Avenue, two new roundabouts in Clifton, and intersection improvements between Clifton and Palisade.

Reconstruction of SH 13 to meet current design standards including wider shoulders, drainage improvements, and wildlife underpasses.

This strategic safety improvement project will address deficiencies on US 550 between Montrose and Colona (milepost 117 to milepost 127). Improvements include a new passing lane, turning lanes at county road intersections, wildlife fencing, new signing, and restriping of the roadway.

This project addresses safety and mobility on the eastbound I-70 corridor (including improved truck parking) which has higher than average crashes. Adding the lane will connect the interchanges with a needed safety improvement and widen/improve critical bridges in Silverthorne.

This section of roadway between Grand Junction and Delta receives numerous complaints regarding drivability. Project will repair deficiencies in the roadway (dips and bumps) and provide a new asphalt (HMA) surface along with guardrail and striping improvements.

This I-70B project in Grand Junction makes improvements to accommodate three lanes of traffic each direction while minimizing pedestrian conflict points. New bus stop locations will be added as well as a bike/ped path that will connect multiple trails with city bike corridors.

This safety project will make improvements that assist freight commerce and to reduce accidents in this high-accident location. Improvements include truck chain stations, signage, and shoulder widening.

This project will replace the aging signal with new infrastructure, including a new railroad interconnect. In addition, the intersection will be rebuilt with a second southbound left turn lane to address safety and capacity problems resulting from excessive queuing.

This project will add passing lanes in each direction on SH 50 near Blue Mesa. Heavy volume of trucks and recreational traffic lead to safety and capacity problems that arise due to slow travel speeds and risky passing behaviors.

Rural Paving Project

Guardrail and bridge rail upgrades and overlay for 12 miles.

Guardrail and bridge rail upgrades and overlay for 12 miles.

Guardrail and bridge rail upgrades and overlay for 9 miles.

Guard rail and bridge rail upgrades and overlay for approximately 15 miles.

Guard rail and bridge rail upgrades and overlay for approximately 22 miles. These rural paving dollars allow for the extension of the current 10 mile project adding an additional 12 miles for 22 miles total.

Leveling and overlay for 3.3 miles.

Guard rail and bridge rail upgrades.

Guardrail and bridge upgrades, leveling, and overlay for 15 miles.

Guardrail and bridge upgrades, leveling, and overlay for 8 miles. This is a joint project with Regions 3 and 5 to address a cumulative 20 miles of SH 114.

Combine SH 125 and SH 14, guardrail and bridge rail upgrades, and overlay for 13 miles.

Combine SH 125 and SH 14, guardrail and bridge rail upgrades, and overlay for 6 miles.

Guardrail and bridge upgrades, leveling, and overlay for 4 miles

ADA compliance, guardrail, and overlay for 5 miles.

This project includes bridge replacement and widening, roadway reconstruction, and adds one new express lane in each direction from CO 402 to CO 14. Work also incorporates state of the art transit access, regional bike/pedestrian trail connections and safety upgrades. This new alignment allows for future roadway expansion.

This project increases safety and capacity by adding one express lane in each direction from CO 402 to just south of CO 56 at the Little Thompson River Bridges. The express lanes extend from those currently under construction on North I-25 Segment 7 and 8 project (CO 402 to CO 14), further easing congestion. This project will also improve roadway geometry, shoulder widths and replace inadequate bridges and interchanges.

Design and construction of CO 52/CO 119 improvements to boost operations, safety and mobility along the CO 119 corridor.

Rural Paving Projects

Surface treatment on poor road surface of US 6 near Merino to Atwood with no improvements in over 25 years. The project includes mill and fill overlay for 7 miles.

Surface treatment (leveling course and overlay) on CO 59 near Seibert to Cope on a poor road surface for 26 miles and with no improvements for over 25 years. This project is combined with additional work to address bridge rehabilitation, scour critical work, guardrail, and bridge updates.

Surface treatment project on CO 138 for 11 miles on a poor road surface with no improvements in over 25 years. Project includes shoulder widening at strategic locations.

Surface treatment on US 385 near Phillips/Yuma County Line South on a poor road surface with no improvements in over 25 years, includes new overlay for 7 miles.

Surface treatment on CO 52 near Prospect Valley on a road surface with no improvements in over 25 years. The project includes shoulder widening at strategic locations.

Surface treatment on I-76 (west of CO 144) on the westbound roadway segment with no improvements in over two decades. The project includes a slab replacement and diamond grind for 7 miles.

Surface treatment (slab replacement and diamond grind) project for 8 miles on I-76 at US 34 East both directions with no improvements in over two decades.

Surface treatment on US 385 (north of Cheyenne Wells) on a poor road surface with no improvements in over 25 years. The project includes targeted shoulder widening and overlay for 16 miles.

Targeted shoulder widening project is combined with a planned overlay surface treatment on CO 52 (near Prospect Valley) for 16 miles. This roadway segment has not received improvements in over 25 years.

Surface treatment (overlay) on I-76 East of Sterling on roadway segment with no improvements in over 15 years.

Replacing a severely congested three-legged intersection with a rounda-bout to improve congestion, mobility, and safety.

Minor pavement widening to provide an additional passing lane and a left turn lane at Ouray CR 8. Additionally, paving several miles of US 550 to improve poor pavement conditions through the Billy Creek area and improving existing wildlife fencing to eliminate gaps in the fence to reduce wildlife crashes.

Replacing a failing culvert crossing US 160 in Pagosa Springs with a concrete box culvert. Project will also widen the roadway for bike and pedestrian facilities. Project will help to protect the downtown area from severe flooding and potential washout of US 160.

$100 million project will eliminate the existing Farmington Hill signalized intersection by relocating US 550 to the grade separated Grandview Interchange. US 550 will be widened to four lanes with median barrier or a divided median and add needed shoulders. Additionally, the project will improve the intersections of CR 220 and CR 219 with turn lanes and the corridor will also have wildlife fencing and underpasses to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions.

Rural Paving Projects

Resurfacing project to improve up to 40 miles of pavement on CO 141 and CO 145 near Naturita. These roadways have not had a funded resurfacing project in over 20 years.

Continuation of adding shoulders and resurfacing on CO 17 from 20 miles south of Moffat north for 34 miles. The needed improvements have been a priority of the San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region for many years.

Surface treatment on CO 149 from Creede north to the Hinsdale County line as well as shoulder widening at strategic locations and guardrail improvements. Estimated paving for 42 miles on roadway segments that have not had a treatment in over 20 years.

Surface treatment on CO 114 west of Saguache on roadway segments that have not had a treatment in over 20 years. This includes shoulder widening at strategic locations, and guardrail improvements..

Surface Treatment on CO 141 north of Naturita for 20 miles. Includes guardrail improvements, leveling course and overlay on a roadway segment in poor condition with no surface treatment in the last 20 years.

Surface treatment project west of Poncha Springs on US 50 west to Monarch Pass. Includes a leveling course and overlay for 6 miles towards Maysville on a roadway segment with no treatment in the last 20 years.

Surface Treatment (leveling course and, overlay) for 8.5 miles on a poor road surface with no past funding in over 20 years.

Surface treatment of CO 370 in Alamosa or Rio Grande County for 4 miles (leveling course and overlay). Roadway has not had a project funded in over 20 years.

High priority project for the Ute Mtn Ute Tribe (UMU). Last portion of highway on UMU lands to be resurfaced. Project will resurface 8 miles of US 160 near the Four Corners.