Colorado DOT Starts Wrong Way Prevention Project for I-25

I-25 is a major north-south highway that passes through Denver and Colorado Springs. CDOT's announcement said the agency has seen an increase in motorists entering the interstate from the wrong direction, which has caused numerous crashes, including some fatalities.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the start of a wrong way preventive sign project in southern Colorado along Interstate 25, from mile point 0 to Mile Point 163.5, and a section of US Highway 24 from MP 303.4 to 306. The project was scheduled to begin Jan. 7 and has an anticipated completion date of fall 2019.

I-25 is a major north-south highway that passes through Denver and Colorado Springs. CDOT's announcement said the agency has seen an increase in motorists entering the interstate from the wrong direction, which has caused numerous crashes, including some fatalities.

This $2.1 million project will include the installation and replacement of approximately 2,500 wrong way/roadway signs at 77 on-off ramp locations, as well as highway pavement marking.The signs and pavement markings will enhance safety by alerting motorists of the wrong way movement.

It says motorists should expect occasional north and southbound single-lane closures and northbound and southbound shoulder closures, with northbound and southbound on and off ramp shoulder closures. Crews will begin sign placement on I-25 at the Colorado/New Mexico state line and proceed north. The project work will go on 24 hours during weekdays.

CDOT's contract partner for the project is Work Zone Traffic Control.

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