I-25 Detours Planned for Monday and Tuesday
Detours are planned overnight on Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22, for bridge construction at Castle Pines Parkway and I-25. However, due to the wet weather on Monday, March 21, there is a possibility that the closure and construction will be delayed by 24 hours. If the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) decides to postpone the construction, the highway will instead be closed on the nights of Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23.
On the nights of the highway detours, both north and southbound lanes of I-25 will begin closing in phases at 8:30 p.m. Traffic along I-25 will be detoured each night between 10:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Both northbound and southbound traffic on I-25 will be detoured off the Interstate using the existing Castle Pines Parkway exits.
A second detour will affect all Castle Pines Parkway traffic attempting to travel north on I-25. Vehicles will be detoured to the southbound I-25 entry ramp, will travel to the Happy Canyon Exit, and re-enter I-25 north.
A third detour will affect northbound I-25 vehicles attempting to exit at Castle Pines Parkway. Vehicles will travel north to Surrey Ridge, and re-enter I-25 south to Castle Pines Parkway.
The closures will allow construction crews to place four girders necessary to complete the westbound portion of the new bridge. Inclement weather could alter the schedule for this project.
I-25 to close at Castle Pines
By Alex C. Pasquariello, Staff Writer
Douglas County News-Press
Reprinted with permission.
Interstate 25 will be closed this Monday and Tuesday nights for the final stages of bridge construction on the new Castle Pines Parkway Interchange.
The $6.8 million project is widening the bridge over I-25 to accommodate two lanes each for eastbound and westbound traffic, Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said. The new bridge will include new on and off ramps for northbound I-25, and the on ramp for southbound traffic will be widened.
What will be the eastbound half of the new bridge was erected in July 2004 and is currently supporting traffic in both directions, Wilson said. The closures Monday and Tuesday nights allow construction crews to place four girders that will complete the westbound portion of the bridge.
On Monday and Tuesday, north- and southbound I-25 will begin closing in phases at 8:30 p.m., Wilson said. All lanes will close by 10:30 p.m., at which point drives will detour around construction via the exit and entrance ramps. All lanes of the interstate will re-open to traffic at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
No traffic will be allowed over the bridge either night, complicating the detour, Wilson said.
For instance, to access Castle Pines Parkway from northbound I-25 commuters will have pass the interchange, exit at Surrey Ridge, turn around and access the parkway from the southbound I-25. Commuters trying to access northbound I-25 from Castle Pines Parkway will have to take I-25 south to Happy Canyon, exit and turn around to get on northbound I-25.
The work represents what will likely be the last full closings of the interstate for this project, Wilson said.
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