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Reminder: Full Closure of I-25 at Cimarron Tomorrow Night

November 13, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Northbound and southbound Interstate 25 will be closed between the U.S. 24/Cimarron Street and south Nevada Avenue/south Tejon Street interchanges from 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, until 6 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 for utility work.

Initial lane closures begin at 9 p.m., Saturday.  

This closure is necessary to allow Colorado Springs Utilities to relocate overhead power lines as part of the project work. Motorists will be directed to exit northbound I-25 at Nevada Avenue and southbound I-25 at Cimarron Street during the closure. Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department and Colorado State Patrol will be present along the detour route to help direct traffic.

PLEASE NOTE: High profile vehicles – taller than 14 feet, nine inches – will not be able to use the detour route due to the Union Pacific Railroad overpass on S. Nevada Avenue, just east of Mill Street. Vehicles requiring a clearance higher than 14’- 9” should use an alternate route during the temporary closure of Interstate 25.

TRAFFIC DETOURS:

  • Southbound I-25: drivers will take Exit 141 (Cimarron/U.S. 24), and go east on Cimarron St. to Nevada Ave., and south on Nevada Ave. to I-25.
  • Northbound I-25: drivers will take Exit 140 (Nevada Ave./Tejon St.), and go north on Nevada Ave. to Cimarron St., and west on Cimarron St. to I-25.

Motorists are advised to watch for clearly marked detour signs for directions. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

I-25 Cimarron Detour Nov 2015

PROJECT INFORMATION: The $113 million I-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project involves rebuilding the I-25 interchange between Colorado Avenue on the north and South Nevada Avenue to the south, 8th Street on the west and the Cimarron Street bridge over Fountain Creek on the east. Improvements are intended to provide enhanced operations, correct existing safety and design deficiencies, and to serve the anticipated short- and long-term travel demands in this area.  When complete, this will be a high-functioning interchange that safely handles more vehicles and enhances multi-modal travel for those using I-25, US 24/Cimarron Street and the trail system along Monument and Fountain creeks. Substantial completion is planned for fall 2017.

For updated project information, visit http://www.codot.gov/projects/i25cimarronDB, call 719-302-6781 or email[email protected]. To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.codot.gov and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available atwww.cotrip.org, downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot

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