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Overnight closures of I-25 this week

September 7, 2021 - Central/Eastern Colorado & Southeastern Colorado

EL PASO/DOUGLAS COUNTIES – Various closures are scheduled at the Interstate 25/County Line Road Interchange (Exit 163) begin tonight for bridge work and drainage pipe installation. Delays up to 20 minutes are expected, primarily on Friday and Saturday evening, and Saturday and Sunday morning.

All construction activities listed below are weather-dependent and could change.

 

Date

Time

Impact

Activity

Detour

Overnight Tuesday,   Sept. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 8

8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Northbound and southbound I-25 closed beneath the County Line Road bridge; County Line Road bridge and local access closed

Bridge work over I-25

I-25 traffic will detour via the County Line Road ramps. Local traffic will use the CO 105 interchange (exit 161). See detour map 1.

Overnight Thursday,   Sept. 9

8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Southbound I-25 closed beneath the County Line Road bridge; County Line Road bridge and local access closed

Bridge work over I-25

I-25 traffic will detour via the County Line Road ramps. Local traffic will use the CO 105 interchange (exit 161). See detour map 2.

Overnight Friday, Sept. 10

6:30 p.m. to      8:30 a.m.

Southbound I-25 closed beneath the County Line Road bridge; County Line Road bridge and local access closed

Install drainage pipes

Southbound I-25 traffic will detour via the County Line Road ramps. Local traffic will use the CO 105 interchange (exit 161). See detour map 2.

Overnight Saturday,   Sept. 11

6 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Southbound I-25 closed beneath the County Line Road bridge; County Line Road bridge and local access closed

Install drainage pipes

Southbound I-25 traffic will detour via the County Line Road ramps. Local traffic will use the CO 105 interchange (exit 161). See detour map 2.

 

Stay up-to-date by following the project on Facebook (@I25SouthGapProject) or by signing up for text alerts – text I25GAP to 21000.

DETOUR MAP 1

Southbound detour route

DETOUR MAP 2

Northbound Detour route

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

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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 million project also includes shoulder widening, rebuilding bridges, new wildlife crossings,

resurfacing with new pavement, improving operations with a southbound I-25 truck climbing lane

near Monument and modernizing technology. Project completion is scheduled for November 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!