I-25 “Gap” construction project between Denver, Colorado Springs begins in September

Construction of a $350 million improvement to Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock — a section of heavily traveled highway known as The Gap — will begin next month, according to state transportation officials.

The Colorado Department of Transportation this week named Kraemer North America as the general contractor for the 18-mile project between Castle Rock and Monument. Kraemer will work closely with CDOT on design, preconstruction and construction activities.

Work will begin in September at the northern end of the highway segment, with full construction ramping up along the entire stretch of highway by next summer. Completion of the project is expected in 2022.

The Gap project will add an express lane in each direction of I-25, which will cost motorists with two or fewer occupants a toll to access. There will still be two free general purpose lanes running in each direction. CDOT touts the express lane as a critical choice for drivers who want to speed up their travels by using a tolled lane that will operate at a more reliable speed.

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The work will also widen shoulders, repair or replace aging bridges, improve drainage, add new wildlife crossings and modernize highway communication technology along the road.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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