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I-25 closure south of Pueblo reopens ahead of schedule

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 10:50:19-04

PUEBLO — Southbound I-25 at Burnt Mill Road reopened Wednesday morning, two days before the expected end date of the closure.

The stretch of road south of Pueblo was scheduled to be closed 24 hours a day from last Friday, Sept. 6, to this Friday Sept. 13.

This closure was part of a project that the Colorado Department of Transportation is expecting to be completed in October.

The project will resurface approximately 12 miles of I-25 to improve the roadway drivability as well as improve vehicle traction to the surface. It will also replace more than 20,000 linear feet of guardrail to meet safety standards.

Three bridges over Scroggs Arroyo, Verde Road, and Burnt Mill Road will be repaired. Minor deck repairs include removing and replacing unsound concrete and placing a waterproofing membrane and new wearing surface to extend the life of the structures will also be done.

Drivers can expect minimal delays on I-25 as the project continues.