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Expect I-25 Traffic Impacts this week for County Line Road Bridge Reconstruction

May 11, 2021 - Central/Eastern Colorado - Delays up to 20 minutes; sign up for text alerts by texting I25GAP to 21000

DOUGLAS/EL PASO COUNTIES –The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Kraemer North America, are reconstructing the aging County Line Road bridge near Monument. Bridge work will require an overnight closure of northbound and southbound Interstate 25 at the County Line Road interchange (exit 163) this week.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and could change. Current information is available on i25gap.codot.gov, texting I25GAP to 21000 or by following the project on Facebook (@I25SouthGapProject).

Northbound and Southbound I-25 Closure at County Line Road

WHAT: Closure of northbound and southbound I-25 beneath the County Line Road Bridge near Monument to pour the bridge deck. Access across the County Line Road bridge also will be  closed.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Friday, May 14

DETOURS: Motorists will detour using the on- and off-ramps. For the northbound I-25 closure, motorists will funnel into one lane just south of the County Line Road bridge and use the northbound I-25 off- and on-ramps at County Line Road to navigate around the closure. For the southbound I-25 closure, motorists will funnel into one lane just north of the County Line Road bridge and use the southbound I-25 off- and on-ramps at County Line Road bridge to navigate around the closure. For access across the County Line Road Bridge, use the Colorado Highway 105 interchange (exit 161). Motorists can expect delays up to 20 minutes. Impacts may begin as early as 7 p.m. to mobilize equipment and set up closures.

About the County Line Road Bridge

The County Line Road Bridge (circa 1964) is one of five bridges being replaced as part of the 18-mile I-25 South Gap project, between Monument and Castle Rock. The County Line Road bridge will double in size to accommodate one through-lane and one turn-lane in each direction, and wider shoulders on each side. Major bridge reconstruction is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.  Construction of the entire 18-mile corridor, including the surrounding County Line Road bridge area, is slated for November 2022. The project is on-schedule and on-budget.

Project Info

Project Hotline: 720-745-5434

Web: i25gap.codot.gov

Sign up for email updates: [email protected]

Text alerts: Text I25GAP to 21000

Project Facebook Page: Facebook.com/I25SouthGapProject

About the Project: 

CDOT is improving 18 miles of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock by widening the highway from two to three lanes in each direction. The new lane will operate as an Express Lane, allowing motorists the choice of taking the Express Lane for a faster, more reliable travel time in exchange for a toll. Express Lanes will be free to vehicles with three or more people and motorcycles. All travelers will have the choice of taking the general-purpose lanes for free.

The $419.5 million project also includes shoulder widening, rebuilding bridges, new wildlife crossings, resurfacing with new pavement and modernizing technology. Project completion is scheduled for 2022.

Remember: Slow for the Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Be patient!

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.