From 65 to 55, slowdowns coming on Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs

November 14, 2013 Updated: November 14, 2013 at 7:02 am
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photo - Traffic along Interstate 25 at Interquest Parkway on a Friday during the afternoon rush hour. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette file)
Traffic along Interstate 25 at Interquest Parkway on a Friday during the afternoon rush hour. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette file) 

As work accelerates on portions of the I-25 Expansion Project, the speed limit is dropping.

The speed limit on a four-mile piece of Interstate 25 Friday will drop from 65 mph to 55 mph  as work ramps up on  northbound and southbound I-25 between Woodmen Road and Black Squirrel Creek, which is located just south of  North Gate Boulevard.

Work in that stretch will include installation of guardrails, lights, signs and landscaping,  removal of a concrete barrier and grading and paving.

“As work increases and the protective concrete barrier is repositioned from the southbound lanes, driver and worker safety is requiring the speed reduction,” the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday in a news release.

Nighttime speed limits remain at 45 mph in areas where traffic is restricted to one lane.

For more information, please go to www.southi25expansion.com.

You can also call the project hotline at 719-247-8339 to have comments and questions addressed by the project team. And to receive project updates by email or text, register at www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cellphone in the upper right corner of the page.

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