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I-25 work suspended for Memorial Day weekend

Published: May 23, 2014, 4:58 pm, by Garrison Wells

In observance of Memorial Day, work will be suspended following the day shift Friday through the three day weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Work will resume with the day shift Tuesday, May 27.

CDOT says crews will also restrict work near North Gate Boulevard to limit traffic impacts May 28 before, during and after the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony.

Night work May 27 will not begin until 10 p.m. to avoid impacts to pre-graduation ceremonies, which are scheduled to end by 9:30 p.m.

Crews continue work to complete the third lane southbound between State Highway 105 and North Gate Boulevard. Watch out for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the interstate as work continues behind barriers. The third southbound lane between Monument and North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to be completed by mid June.

 On May 30, work that gets under way at 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 31 is expected to have impact throughout the corridor with a double lane closure.

Work to replace the expansion joint on the bridge carrying southbound traffic on I-25 at North Gate Boulevard continues. Closures for this work begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be open by 5:30 a.m. the next day. This work is expected to be complete in mid June.

Sign installation also continues throughout the project corridor, CDOT says.

Crews are erecting sign supports and new overhead signs throughout the I-25 expansion project work zone. Nighttime double lane closures will be necessary to erect the sign supports and single lane closures and “rolling closures” will be used as signs are placed on the new supports. Those closures begin at 8:30 each night and work will be complete by 5:30 the next morning.

Paving work will continue through the summer.

Rotomilling and paving operations for the remaining lanes of northbound and southbound I-25 are scheduled to begin after July 4 and, weather permitting, should be complete by the end of August.