COLORADO SPRINGS – Bridge construction at I-25 and Rockrimmon is now slated to continue through February of 2019. The contractor is reportedly under budget with the project to repair a crescent-shaped crack on the bridge.
CDOT says that the extension will allow the contractor to make permanent repairs. The project originally set out to have a temporary safety overlay of asphalt, but ongoing monitoring of the crack has shown the need for a new concrete panel replacement to fix the problem.
What does this mean for commuters? There may be a temporary closure of the lanes that serve as merge lanes for the on and off ramps at Rockrimmon. Entrance and exit lanes will remain open during the day, but you will see work taking place overnight and in some cases on the weekends. On the southbound side of I-25, the lane width and shoulder width restrictions have been removed and returned to 12 feet lanes and shoulders. Re-striping on northbound I-25, as well as removal of the temporary concrete barrier from I-25, will be complete in January 2019, weather pending.
The reduced speed limit of 55 m.p.h. will remain in effect until all of the temporary concrete barriers are removed from the shoulders and full-width lanes have been re-striped.