COLORADO — If you're driving along the Gap on I-25 today, prepare yourself for slower drive times as the Colorado Department of Transportation will have single-lane closures placed throughout the day.
CDOT says they will have crews working on mobile striping operations and pothole repairs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. These repairs will take place on both northbound and southbound lanes in the Gap.
You can check the department's website for drive times through the Gap today if you need to use I-25 for travel. Drivers should use caution, watch for road crews and use slower speeds.
Some alternate routes you can take if you'd like to avoid the Gap are: Highway 83 and Highway 105.
The Gap project hit its one-year anniversary in September 2019. CDOT estimates 79,000 drivers travel the Gap daily between Monument and Castle Rock.
During the first year of the project, News5 Investigates learned that Colorado State Patrol worked to clear 1,203 crashes between October 2018 and and September of 2019. That's an average of 100 crashes a month, or 3 a day. In September of 2019 alone, CSP there were 122 crashes. To learn more about problem spots state trooper look for and how they are working to improve safety, click here.
This stretch of I-25 is not only dangerous for drivers, but it can also pose hazards to the first responders. While the men and women of CSP are working to keep us safe, they also have to worry about their own safety.
In 2020, the Colorado State Patrol is dedicated to reducing the number of crashes in the I-25 Gap and continue to meet with construction leaders and other first responders every two weeks to discuss making changes along the corridor to make our commute safer for everyone. News5 rode along with Captain J.P. Burt where we learned what concerns he has for troopers in the Gap. You can read that by clicking here.