CO 115 Improvements - Colorado Springs to Penrose

About the Project:

CDOT is constructing a major improvement project on Colorado Highway 115. The project improves roadway and bridge safety on CO 115 from mile point (MP) 27.7 to MP 39 by adding passing lanes, right turn lanes, reconstructing Rock Creek Bridge, and performing major rehabilitation or reconstruction of cracked and distressed pavement

CO 115 Improvements project map
Project Map - CO 115 from Colorado Springs to Penrose

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 115 Improvements Project

Project Facts

  • Cost: $40 Million
  • Contractor: Castle Rock Construction
  • Timeline: July 2022 to December 2023
  • Location:  CO 115 from Colorado Springs to Penrose
    • Mile Points: 27 to 39
    • County: El Paso County

Project Benefits:

  • Improve roadway and bridge safety
  • Enhance mobility by adding turn lanes and passing lanes
  • Reconstruct critical regional transportation corridor
  • Provide smoother driving surface and increase longevity of the highway

Work Schedule:

  • Phased construction from July 2022 - December 2023
  • Crews will primarily work during daylight hours Monday through Friday.
  • Night and weekend work are anticipated for several work activities to expedite construction and reduce traffic impacts.

Traffic Impacts:

  • On selects weekends: From 7 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday, CO 115 will be reduced to a single-lane configuration with flaggers and a pilot vehicle alternating traffic 24/7. The extended lane closure is necessary to perform paving activities. Check the Work this Week section for the latest lane closure and weekend work information
  • CO 115 is in two lane configuration (one lane in each direction) for the entire project length from two miles south of Barrett Road (MP 27.7) to Rock Creek Canyon Road/Wilderness Road (MP 39)
  • Watch for vehicles entering and exiting the work zone
  • A reduced work zone speed limit of 45 mph is strictly enforced for the entire project work zone (12 miles)
  • An oversize vehicle width restriction of 11 feet is in place