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Expect delays on I-25 as work ramps up on expansion project

Published: May 2, 2014, 10:36 pm, by Garrison Wells

Drivers can expect temporary delays in the coming days as crews continue to install new lighting on Interstate 25 and on North Gate Boulevard, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
In addition to installing light poles, crews are pulling wire and working with local utility providers to power the new lights.
Lighting installation along North Gate Boulevard near the new roundabouts is expected to continue through early May.
That work will involve periodic single-lane closures to provide a work area for crews. The closures will be timed to avoid impacts to morning and afternoon traffic entering and leaving the Air Force Academy.
Crews also will begin to erect sign supports and new overhead signs throughout the I-25 expansion project work zone.
Nighttime double lane closures will be needed to erect the sign supports. Single lane closures and “rolling closures” will be used as signs are placed on the new supports. Those closures won’t begin until 8:30 p.m. each night and work will be complete by 5:30 a.m. the next day.
Work also continues between State Highway 105 and North Gate Boulevard as crews begin to add the third southbound lane.
Barrier work continues in the area that will require lane closures between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The third southbound lane between Monument and North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to be complete by mid June.
Drivers also can expect nighttime double-lane closures on northbound I-25 at North Gate Boulevard as work continues to remove and replace expansion joints.
Closures for this work will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be open by 5 a.m. the next day.
Work on the bridge carrying northbound traffic is expected to be complete by May 18.
At that time, crews will shift to work on the bridge carrying southbound traffic, which should be complete by mid June.
Paving work is scheduled to begin this month and will continue throughout the summer.
That work will be done at night to minimize traffic impacts, but drivers are reminded that there will be multiple lane closures and speed limits during nighttime paving operations will be reduced to 45 mph.