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CDOT updating ramp signs to prevent wrong-way drivers

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 06:28:06-05

SOUTHERN COLORADO – In an effort to prevent wrong-way drivers from causing crashes on I-25, the Colorado Department of Transportation is getting to work on upgrading signs and markings on 77 on- and off-ramps.

Each on and off ramp from the Colorado – New Mexico border to the top of Monument hill will be touched up in some way.
It’s part of a $2 million project to help prevent crashes like the one in the video below which injured two people in Pueblo last year.

Even though in that case, the driver was having a medical issue, CDOT hopes by emphasizing the ramp directions more clearly, folks will know exactly where to go.

“You may see just the replacements of signs that already exist, you may see additional signs going up, pavement markings on the roadway alerting you you’re going the wrong direction or, you know, arrow pointing in the direction you should be going,” said Michelle Peulen, the communications manager for CDOT Region 2.

CDOT will be starting down by the new mexico border tomorrow morning and work it’s way up.
they say the project should last into fall of this year.

CDOT also says should you ever find yourself driving in wrong lane for any reason, you should get off the road any way you can — whether it be going into the shoulder or even going into the dirt.
It’s the best way you can avoid getting into serious – and potentially deadly – crash.