COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - During a meeting with local media on Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced its plans to complete a new connecting road between Highway 24 and South 8th Street.
CDOT said the new connecting road which will be east of where the current S. 8th Street and Highway 24 intersection sits, will relieve up to 20% of traffic congestion once completed later this year.
The entire I-25 and Cimarron Interchange will end up with costing $113 million dollars which will be mostly allocated from federal highway funds.
CDOT said drivers can expect several temporary closures and lane restrictions this spring and summer as construction nears completion later this year.
Some of the key upcoming construction activities this spring/summer include:
· Overnight closures associated with the northbound I-25 bridge
· Daytime and night lane restrictions on Cimarron Street/US 24 for removals and final curb and gutter installation
· Paving and striping activities for traffic realignments on I-25 and Cimarron Street/US 24
· 8th Street/US 24 Connection/Quadrant Intersection construction activities to begin in May
· Remaining trail and stream improvements
· Final landscaping, lighting and sign installation
· Pedestrian bridge construction
· Final aesthetics