I-25 Ramp Metering in Southeast Colorado

About the Project:

Construction crews will soon be back from winter shutdown to resume work on the widening and installation of ramp metering signals at multiple I-25 on-ramps.  

Roughly half of the work was completed during the 2022 construction season.  The North Academy Boulevard southbound and northbound on-ramps were widened and prepped for installation of metering devices.  The remaining work at the North Academy Boulevard ramps, the Northgate Boulevard northbound on-ramp, and the Woodmen Road southbound on-ramp will be installed mid-October.

Project Benefits

  • When complete, the ramp meters will enhance roadway safety and improve I-25 congestion through the spacing and pacing of vehicle entry onto the interstate.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will be installed to monitor, trigger, and time vehicle release with automated vehicle and queue detection to mitigate any traffic backups by adjusting meter timing.  

Work Schedule

  • January to Marcxh 2024
  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with occasional Saturday and nighttime work.

Travel Impacts

  • An 11-foot width restriction will be in place on all four ramps for the remainder of construction
  • Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org

Work this Week & Lane Closures
I-25 Ramp Northgate Blvd.

Work this Week & Lane Closures
I-25 Ramp Closure North Academy Blvd.

Work this Week & Lane Closures
I-25 Ramp Closure Woodmen Road

Project Facts

  • Cost: between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000
  • Contractor: SEMA
  • Timeline: June 2022 through March 2024 (weather related delay)
  • Location: I-25 on-ramps at Woodmen, Academy and North Gate
    • City: Colorado Springs, I-25 
    • Mile Points: 148 to 158
    • County: El Paso

I-25 On-ramp widening and metering project location map