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Eastbound Lincoln on-ramp to NB I-25 weekend closure; starts 9 a.m. Friday

April 7, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT sets sights on substantial completion of the I-25 widening project in 2015

DENVER – Phase 2 of the I-25 widening project, which widens the east side of I-25 from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road, is scheduled for completion this month. Ramp and lane closures are necessary over the next few weeks, beginning with the eastbound Lincoln Ave. loop on-ramp to northbound I-25 this weekend.

Paving operations require full closure of the eastbound Lincoln Avenue on-ramp beginning onFriday, April 10 at 9 a.m. through Monday, April 13 at 5:30 a.m. The ramp will reopen in time for the Monday morning commute. A signed detour will be provided. The detour uses eastbound Lincoln Avenue to southbound Peoria Street (right) to westbound RidgeGate Parkway (right) to re-route traffic onto northbound I-25 at the RidgeGate (exit 192) interchange.

The Lincoln Avenue ramp will also be closed overnight on Wednesday, April 8 from 10 p.m. toThursday, April 9 at 5 a.m. Together, the overnight and weekend closures save weeks of inconvenience and traffic impacts associated with partial ramp closures and phased paving operations. Visit www.codot.gov/projects/i25lanebalance for a more information on this ramp closure including a detour map.

CDOT now anticipates that the entire I-25 project will be substantially complete by the end of 2015 – several months early. When bid, the project had an anticipated completion date in the summer of 2016. The contractor team, led by Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) of Englewood, has made significant progress since the project began in August 2014. CDOT and IHC have identified both cost and time savings innovations to complete a high quality project as efficiently as possible.

To date, the project has placed 6,050 feet of drainage pipe and poured 24,300 cubic yards of concrete (nearly 3,040 truck loads). With permanent drainage facilities in place and less utility conflicts to contend with, future project phases will be significantly shorter in duration.

IHC is poised to increase production this spring and summer with up to 75 workers on site during major work operations. The project has a significant economic impact; in addition to IHC, all 16 subcontractors have permanent offices in Colorado. Project management and oversight is provided by a local CDOT team of six. 

Background:

The I-25 Widening Project will add an additional lane in each direction on I-25 from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road, resulting in four lanes in each direction south of the C-470 / E-470 interchange. In addition to expanding capacity on I-25, crews will replace existing asphalt with concrete to better match the I-25 corridor. This project will improve the traffic patterns from and to all affected ramps as well as provide new pedestrian connections. Funded by CDOT, Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), this $32 million project will be completed no later than June 2016.

Updated information regarding this project is available by calling the project hotline (303) 358-7643 or visiting the website at www.codot.gov/projects/i25lanebalance. For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org, call 511 or download CDOT mobile.

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