Military access, mobility and security work continues on I-25

COLORADO SPRINGS – For the week of Jan. 30, there will be nighttime left lane closures on northbound I-25 (between Mile Post 131 and 135). This will allow crews to put in place a temporary concrete barrier and redo lane strips to move traffic eight feet out.

Earthworks continue east and west on Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road. Additionally, there will be a complete road closure at the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road on Tuesday, February 1 and Wednesday. February 2, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A detour will be available.

Commuters will also experience a lane change on I-25 northbound beginning at MP 128 and continuing to MP 135. Crews have constructed waterway diversions at Dry Wash (MP 128.34) and Clover Ditch (MP 131.2), saw bridges cut, bridge railing removed, and bridge overhangs removed.

Motorists are encouraged to sign up for SMS alerts by texting MAMSIP to 888-970-9665

A courtesy patrol will patrol the work area and respond to incidents if and when notified. Hours of operation for this service will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on holidays.

Commuters will experience narrowing lanes on I-25, please eliminate your distractions.

IMPACTS ON TRAFFIC

Northbound I-25 left lane closures and shoulder closures between approximately South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (MP 131 – 135):

  • Sunday, January 30, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 31 through Thursday, February 3, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Reduced speed limit to 55 miles per hour during nighttime construction hours and daytime emergency work.

Eleven foot lane width restrictions:

  • Tuesday 1st Feb. and Wednesday, Feb. 2, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Follow the marked diversion.

Santa Fe Avenue and Charter Oak Ranch Road:

  • COMPLETE CLOSURE OF THE ROAD with diversion. A courtesy patrol will patrol the work area and respond to incidents when notified. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and holidays.

The project team also implemented text messaging to alert the public of construction-related traffic impacts or when an incident causes traffic delays.

To sign up for alerts, text MAMSIP to 888-970-9665.


The I-25 improvements addressed in this project are located along an approximately 7.5 mile segment of the corridor beginning at South Academy Boulevard and extending to the Santa Fe Avenue exit (CO 85/ 87) to Fountain (MP 128), which exits at Gate 19 of Fort Carson.

There will be the replacement of two bridges crossing South Academy Boulevard, a widening of the inner and outer shoulders and the installation of safety upgrades, a concrete surface treatment coating to provide an improved driving surface for this segment of 7.5 miles, a median barrier installation along the entire length of this corridor, rehabilitation and widening work on four bridges along the corridor, and installation of the southbound I-25 deceleration lane at the interchange with Colorado Highway 16.

It is hoped that the proposed transportation improvements are mitigation measures to reduce accidents and improve safety in the corridor.

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