DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will adjust nighttime construction on the 18-mile I-25 ‘Gap’ project between Castle Rock and Monument if the Colorado Rockies advance to the National League Divisional Series by winning Tuesday’s Wild Card game against the Chicago Cubs.
CDOT says it also planned to delay overnight construction work Monday night to accommodate Denver Broncos fans from southern Colorado attending the Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. CDOT spokesperson Tamera Rollison says CDOT keeps major events like sports games and concerts in mind when scheduling work on major roadways. Anticipating thousands of southern Coloradans driving back from the Denver area Monday night and after any Rockies home playoff games, CDOT says its goal is to minimize the impact of construction on the unusually high traffic volume headed southbound between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs.
“We’re very conscious and aware of those events and we do everything possible to stay out of the lanes and keep them open during the heavy travel times,” Rollison said. The I-25 ‘Gap’ project is expected to last three years, and Rollison says other events like major concerts, Air Force nighttime football games, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games, and graduation ceremonies factor into construction scheduling.