I-25 "Wrong Way" Preventive Signage Updates

Work This Week
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
July 21-26

  • Work focus: mile points (MP) 135 to 140 in El Paso County
  • Expect a single-lane closure and shoulder closure in both directions of I-25.
  • 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. Sunday - Tuesday: CO 47/Dillon Drive closed to US 50/Outlook Boulevard; detours:
    • Westbound: Dillon Drive to I-25, or westbound US 50
    • Eastbound: Take Elizabeth

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.1 million
  • Contractor(s): Work Zone Traffic Control 
  • Location: On I-25 from mile points 0 to 163.5 in Las Animas, Huerfano, Pueblo and El Paso counties
  • Timeline: Jan. 7 - fall 2019

Crews will install and replace about 2,500 "Wrong Way" signs, and update highway markings at 77 on-ramps and off-ramps at I-25 across Las Animas, Huerfano, Pueblo and El Paso counties in Southeast Colorado. This work will ultimately help prevent crashes and fatalities caused by motorists accessing the interstate from the wrong direction.

Travel Impacts

  • Work on I-25 started in January at the Colorado/New Mexico state line and will continue north, to just north of the line dividing El Paso and Douglas counties (mile point 163.5).
  • On US 24, work began in El Paso County at MP 303.4 and will continue east to MP 306.
  • Expect occasional single-lane and shoulder closures in both directions.

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