Update of program to improve military access, mobility and security

Colorado Springs – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will temporarily close the southbound ramp at exit 132B of I-25. The night closure is planned
Wednesday night, October 26 and Thursday night, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. to allow crews to run a new pipeline over the ramp. In addition, there will be a right lane closure on northbound I-25 (Mile Point 131.5) to repair damaged guard rails and alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound I-25 (MP 135) Wednesday and Thursday evening to repair potholes.
Head-to-head traffic continues on I-25 separated by a temporary barrier with 11-foot lanes and 2-foot hard shoulders. This traffic configuration will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal working hours are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 55 MPH. Slight traffic delays are expected and drivers are urged to exercise extra caution when driving in the new traffic pattern. Fines are doubled by the construction zone.

The Charter Oak Ranch Road and Santa Fe Avenue roundabouts are now open. Alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic marking operations will operate as needed on Santa Fe Ave. and Charter Oak Ranch Road to allow crews to complete road improvements.

Colorado Highway 94 one-way flag operations during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27 to allow crews to complete paving work on Colorado Highway 94. To reduce traffic during paving, Schriever Space Force Base personnel are asked to use the west entrance on Curtis Road.

A courtesy patrol will navigate the I-25 work zone and respond to incidents when notified. Opening times are Monday to Friday and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Construction times are weather dependent and subject to change.

impact on traffic

Night work on I-25 between MP 127 and 136

  • Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., full closure of exit 132B southbound on I-25.
  • Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. to midnight, right lane closure on I-25 northbound (MP 131.5)
  • Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound I-25 (MP 135)
  • Traffic is currently being switched from S. Academy Boulevard to US 85 (Santa Fe). Be extremely careful, speed limit 55 MPH.

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road

  • Flag operations, with alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic, will continue on Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road as needed to allow crews to complete road improvements.

Colorado Highway 94

  • Daily work between MP 6.7 to MP 8.6 – Wednesday, 26.10. and Thursday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., one-way flag operation.
  • Night work to remove the temporary concrete barrier Monday 24th October and Tuesday 25th October.
  • There is a full road closure on North Blaney Road. Vehicles cannot access North Blaney Road from CO 94 or CO 94 from North Blaney Road. This closure will remain in place until early fall.
  • A diverted junction to South Blaney Road was temporarily moved 300 feet east using the future Jug Handle carriageway to rejoin South Blaney Road. Be extremely careful in this area.
  • There is a shift in traffic. Speed ​​limit 50 MPH.

Project overview | Interstate-25 safety and efficiency improvements

The I-25 improvements addressed in this project are located along approximately 7.5 miles of southern I-25 beginning at South Academy Boulevard and continuing to the Santa Fe Avenue (CO 85/87) exit at Fountain (MP 128). which leads to Gate 19 of Fort Carson. The project includes:

  • Replacement of two bridges crossing South Academy Boulevard
  • Widening the inner and outer shoulders and installing safety upgrades
  • Concrete surface treatment pad to provide an improved riding surface
  • Installation of a middle barrier
  • Rehabilitation and widening work on four bridges
  • Installation of a southbound I-25 delay lane at the intersection with Colorado Highway 16

security benefits

The CDOT conducted a corridor safety assessment to assess the extent and nature of safety issues and to analyze the causes of accidents. These transportation improvements are mitigation measures to reduce accidents, improve infrastructure, and address physical deficiencies that contribute to corridor accidents. Over the next 20 years, the project is expected to result in fewer deaths, injuries and accidents on the four MAMSIP corridors.

project information

More information about this project:

Know before you go

Travelers are urged to “know before you travel.” Gather information about weather forecasts and expected travel impacts and current road conditions before setting off. CDOT resources include:

Remember: slow for the cone zone

The following tips are designed to help you travel safely through maintenance and construction work.

  • Do not accelerate in work areas. Observe the posted speed limits.
  • Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch out for workers. Drive carefully.
  • Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work areas.
  • Turn on your headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be extra vigilant at night when driving in work areas.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane changes and drive together when prompted.
  • Be patient!

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