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CDOT to Hold Listening Sessions for I-25 South Gap Project in Douglas County

March 16, 2018 -


CASTLE ROCK—
CDOT will hold two additional listening sessions focused on the I-25 South Gap project in Douglas County. To date, CDOT has hosted eight meetings at libraries and other venues in El Paso County to discuss the project.

"These sessions have provided us with the opportunity to discuss the project, answer questions, and better understand citizen concerns," said CDOT Communications Manager Tamara Rollison.

Upcoming Listening Sessions

Time

Date

Location

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 Larkspur Firehouse
9414 South Spruce Mountain Road
Larkspur
12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 Douglas County Library
James H. LaRue Meeting Room
100 South Wilcox St.
Castle Rock

Formal public hearings will be held on the project's Environmental Assessment in May.

Project Info

CDOT is on an accelerated schedule to begin construction on improving 18 miles of I-25 between Castle Rock and Monument. The project would add a lane in each direction, widen shoulders, repave the surface and improve wildlife crossings.

CDOT is considering making the additional lane an Express Lane, which would be built alongside the two general purpose lanes in each direction. Motorists would have the option of driving the general purpose lanes for free or they could take the Express Lane for a more reliable trip in exchange for paying a variable toll. The Express Lane would likely be free for vehicles with three or more people, providing increased travel choices.

CDOT spent a year evaluating numerous options to improve 32 miles of I-25 between Colorado Springs and Denver. From this process, it was determined an early action project was needed on the Gap to improve safety, mobility and travel reliability. CDOT will begin construction end of this year once environmental work is completed and should $350 million in funding be secured.

Stay Informed

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Colorado: The Official State Web Portal