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New I-25 Gap construction starts at Monument

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 29, 2019

MONUMENT – Work on the I-25 “Gap” project is expanding. “It is happening. We’re getting ready to place the concrete barriers,” said Tamara Rollison with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The barriers are going in for a new seven mile work zone on the south end of the project between Monument  and the Greenland Ranch exit.

Work started at the first construction zone near Castle Rock just after Labor Day. A third zone will link the first two sites late spring or early summer. The three zones will comprise an 18 mile road improvement project. It will be the largest in the state.

The speed limit in “Gap” construction zones drops to 65 miles per hour. There is also a warning that the number of State Patrol Troopers in the area is increasing. “They’ll keep a keen eye on people who are speeding through the work zone and they will ticket them if they are,” said Rollison.

The $350 million projects adds a third lane to very busy expanse of  I-25. Years of work are ahead, with mid 2022 as the estimate for completion.

CDOT will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the project.  Those who wish to join the town hall can call 877-229-8493. Dial 112034 to enter the town hall.

CDOT will also host an open house event on Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Woodmoor Improvement Association Barn in Monument. The discussion will focus on the newest phase of the project.

Learn more about the project – codot.gov/projects/i25-south-gap