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Ramp-metering coming to I-25 in Colorado Springs

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 12:30:18-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Starting Monday, CDOT will begin installling ramp metering along several I-25 ramps.

If you've driven in Denver, you've seen them before. They're similar to traffic lights that signal when vehicles can enter the highway.

The new meters along 12 on-ramps in Colorado Springs will provide automated data which CDOT will use to gauge the average driving speed, and make traffic flow more smoothly.

The project is located on 12 different on-ramp locations including:

  • South Academy Boulevard to NB I-25
  • West Bijou Street to NB I-25
  • W. Uintah Street to SB I-25
  • W. Uintah Street to NB I-25
  • Fontanero Street to NB I-25
  • Fontanero Street to SB I-25
  • Fillmore Street to SB I-25
  • Fillmore Street to NB I-25
  • Garden of the Gods Road to NB I-25
  • Garden of the Gods Road to SB I-25
  • South Rockrimmon Boulevard to SB I-25
  • Nevada Avenue to NB I-25

Crews will start on the southernmost east-side ramp on South Academy Boulevard, work their way north, then jump over the west side of the highway and work their way down south again.

Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, and if you're driving on these ramps, you can expect some shoulder closures.

There could also be some occasional nighttime closures on these ramps between 7 p.m to 6 a.m.

Metering will be operational on each on-ramp as the work is completed.

The project is expected to be done by early summer of 20-20.