Military Access, Mobility and Security Enhancement Project – Colorado Department of Transportation
COLORADO SPRINGS – For the week of December 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction, Inc. will continue work on Interstate-25 along a 7.5 mile segment between South Academy Boulevard and extending to the exit of Santa Fe Avenue (CO 85/75). Work will take place in the evening and early in the morning, with lane closures on I-25 southbound to continue installing permanent warning signs for the next shift. In addition, the construction of northbound emergency exits (MP 129.6, 130.7, 132.7 and 133.7) with the installation of paving and barriers will require the closure of the right lane on I-25 northbound. There will also be daytime shoulder closures on the South Academy eastbound and westbound to prepare for the upcoming traffic change.
- One-lane closures of I-25 southbound and shoulder closures and right-lane closures of I-25 northbound between approximately South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue (Mile Post 135 – 127.
- Monday, December 27 to Wednesday, December 29, approximate working hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Friday December 31 – Sunday January 2, no work due to New Years holidays. Work will resume on Monday January 3.
- Reduced speed limit to 55 MPH during construction hours
- Eleven foot width restrictions
- South Academy Boulevard near I-25 right shoulder daytime closures
- Monday, December 27 to Wednesday, December 29, night shift hours approximately from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Monday, December 27 to Thursday, December 30 Daytime working hours approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the future, travelers can expect both daytime and nighttime traffic impacts. Intermittent day and night lane closures are to be expected. Traffic fines will be doubled in the work area. Motorists should slow down as they approach work areas, drive carefully, leave extra space between vehicles and allow themselves extra travel time. The dates of work are if time permits
This work is part of the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). MAMSIP includes four separate road projects in the Pikes Peak area, all of which are strategically important for the movement of personnel and equipment between military installations of national significance.
Interstate-25 – Safety and Efficiency Improvements
- The I-25 improvements discussed in this project are located along an approximately 7.5 mile segment of the corridor starting at South Academy Boulevard and extending to the Santa Fe Avenue exit ( CO 85/87) at Fountain (MP 128), which exits at Gate 19 of Fort Carson;
- Replacement of two bridges spanning South Academy Boulevard;
- Enlargement of the inner and outer shoulders and implementation of safety improvements;
Concrete surface treatment coating to provide an improved running surface for this 7.5 mile segment;
- Installation of a median barrier along the entire length of this corridor;
- Rehabilitation and widening works on four bridges along the corridor;
- Install the I-25 southbound deceleration lane at the Colorado Highway 16 interchange.
For more information on this project:
Know before you go
Travelers are advised to ‘know before you go’. Gather information about the weather forecast and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions before you hit the road. CDOT’s resources include:
- Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org
- Download the COtrip Planner app: bit.ly/3DYCDOH
- Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts
- See planned construction track closures: bit.ly/3n9ZAI1
- Connect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone
The following tips will help you stay safe while traveling in maintenance and construction areas.
- Do not accelerate in work areas. Obey the posted speed limits.
- Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
- Watch the workers. Drive with care.
- Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones when driving in work areas.
- Turn on the headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.
- Be particularly vigilant at night when driving in construction areas.
- Expect delays, especially during peak hours.
- Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you.
- Anticipate lane changes and merge when prompted.
- Be patient!