In October of 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a safety and mobility project on a six-mile segment of I-25 between US 36 and 120th Avenue. The project will maximize the use of the existing highway infrastructure to expand the capacity of I-25 by adding one HOV/tolled Express Lanes in each direction. This new lane will connect to the existing I-25 Express Lanes to and from downtown Denver. In addition, the project will resurface the existing lanes along this six-mile stretch.
Buses and carpools will be able to use the new lane free of charge, while solo drivers will be required to pay a toll. Toll rates will vary depending upon demand of the lane. The new Express Lane will provide motorists with more reliable transportation options while improving capacity on this congested corridor.
Since the project began, crews have done roadwork on the south half of the northbound shoulder from US 36 to Thornton Parkway. Work has consisted of striping, installing erosion control, setting barriers, removing guardrail, milling and excavating.
In the next month crews will work to complete the south half of the northbound shoulder. In early December they will start construction of the sound walls on northbound side of I-25.Work on the northbound shoulder will continue north of Thornton Parkway. All work is weather dependent.
Project Schedule and Impacts
Construction on the project began in October of 2013 and will be completed in the fall of 2015. Normal working hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be some night operations for striping, barrier placement and roadwork.
For more information about the project, please call the public information line at 303-539-6966 or email I25Lanes@PublicInfoTeam.com. To access construction information, frequently asked questions, project maps and to sign up to receive updates about the project.
Filed under: Project: North I-25 Express Lanes