I-25 South Gap project in Colorado enters final year of construction

The 18-mile project will deliver a new express lane in each direction, wider shoulders, and five new bridges

September 30, 2021 / 1 minute read
I-25 South Gap project in Colorado enters final year of construction
Image: Colorado DOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) this week announced the I-25 South Gap project has entered its fourth and final year of highway construction.

The 18-mile I-25 South Gap project between Castle Rock and Monument will deliver a new express lane in each direction, wider shoulders, five new bridges, four new wildlife crossings, and improved technology, according to a press release.

The entire project cost is $419 million and is expected to conclude in November 2022. CDOT expects the project will finish on-time and on-budget.

CDOT said the five bridges to be reconstructed on the project are nearly complete, with the Spruce Mountain Road bridge, the bridge over Plum Creek, and the Greenland Road bridge at 100% complete; the Upper Lake Gulch Road bridge 95% complete; and the County Line Road bridge 70% complete. 

The Department said to date, 620,000 tons of asphalt has been placed on the project, with 75% of paving complete. Crews have also relocated nearly 90,000 linear ft of existing fiber-optic line that was beneath I-25.

CDOT crews also completed all four wildlife crossings. The expectation is to deliver a 90% decline in animal/vehicle collisions along the I-25 South Gap corridor. This work also includes 28 miles of deer fencing.

-----------

SOURCE: Colorado DOT

Related Articles

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced the next phase of construction on the new Houbolt Road…
January 24, 2022
The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) recently released the 2022 edition of its three-year work plan. The work plan includes all capital…
January 19, 2022
Contractor selected for I-90/S.R. 18 interchange project in Washington State
Image: Washington State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently announced the selection of a design-build contractor for the I-90/S.R. 18…
January 17, 2022
Mississippi DOT using LiDAR technology for road construction projects
Image: Mississippi DOT
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to improve efficiency and safety in the…
January 12, 2022
expand_less