COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation begins a “wrong way” preventive sign project in southern Colorado along I-25 between the New Mexico border and County Line Rd. and on the stretch of Hwy. 24 between I-25 and Chelton Rd. CDOT has seen an increase of wrong-way accidents recently.
The project starts on Monday, January 7th, and it’s expected to last until next fall. The $2.1 million project will include the installation and replacement of approximately 2,500 wrong way/roadway signs at 77 on-off ramp locations and highway pavement marking. CDOT has seen an increase in motorists accessing the interstate from the wrong direction, which has lead to numerous crashes, including some fatalities. The signs and pavement markings will enhance safety by alerting motorists of the wrong way movement.
Drivers can expect occasional north and southbound single lane closures, north and southbound shoulder closures with north and southbound On and Off-Ramp shoulder closures. Crews will begin sign placement on I-25 at the Colorado/New Mexico state line and proceed north. The project work hours are Monday through Friday with daytime work from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm and nighttime work from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.