Projects

Crossroads Blvd. to SH 14: Segment 8

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Improve I-25 Mainline:

  • Near-term improvements are planned for two general-purpose lanes and one tolled Express Lane in each direction
  • The future ultimate condition includes three general-purpose lanes and one tolled Express Lane in each direction
  • Reconstruct frontage roads and mainline to provide full shoulder width
  • Geometric and safety improvements
  • 12 new bridges
  • Incorporation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Improve State Highway (SH) 14 Interchange:

  • Reconstruct interchange to increase capacity and improve access and safety
  • Provide better accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • New Park-n-Ride lot

Improve Prospect Road Interchange:

  • Reconstruct interchange to increase capacity and improve access and safety
  • Provide better accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • New Park-n-Ride lot

Replace and widen Kechter Road Bridge:

  • Add turn lanes and sidewalks
  • Better accommodation for bicyclists and pedestrians

Improve Cache La Poudre River Crossing:

  • Replace bridges
  • Incorporate river floodplain

Project Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Replaces aging and functionally obsolete infrastructure
  • Provides drivers choice of a new reliable travel lane
  • Reduces travel times
  • Increases public transit options
  • Contributes to a continuous managed lane system from Denver to Fort Collins 

Project Costs

The costs to build Segment 8 range from $314 million to $436 million. The cost estimate used 2015 dollars and includes the construction of two general-purpose lanes and one Express Lane in each direction. The actual project cost will vary depending on the value of property that will need to be acquired and the costs of materials and labor at the time the project goes to advertisement.

Project Schedule

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for this segment was completed in 2011.  The project team is currently preparing the ultimate design plans.  This includes the design of three general-purpose lanes and one tolled express lane in each direction.  After the major features for the ultimate design are identified, such as right of way, a near-term plan will be created to allow for the initial implementation of two general-purpose lanes and one tolled express lane.  Design will continue to be ready for future funding opportunities and to support the phased implementation of the complete I-25 North Corridor.

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