April 3 Council Update: CDOT I-25 GAP presentation, design contract finalized for Plum Creek Parkway work, proclamation kicks off a call to conserve
Your Town Council representatives meet twice a month. During those meetings, Councilmembers make decisions that impact you, our residents and business owners. This email will help you stay connected with those decisions.
Here are some meeting highlights
You can watch the full meeting online, but here is a brief update on Council action.
CDOT presents on I-25 gap project
Commuters may see CDOT start construction this year on projects to help improve the 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument known as “the gap.” Final start dates, however, are pending funding and federal Environmental Assessment approvals. Town Council heard a presentation on the project Tuesday night.
According to CDOT, high speeds and climbing grades along that stretch contribute to severe crashes and long highway closures or delays. CDOT last year initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to identify immediate and longer-term solutions for the gap. Council heard the update and shared their interest in making this project a priority for the community.
The elements of the project that are still under consideration include: adding one travel lane in each direction, widening the shoulder for emergency incidents, and installing supporting infrastructure including lighting and guardrails. Additionally, CDOT will determine if the added lane in each direction will be a tolled Express Lane or a free lane. Maintaining trip reliability will be an important part of that decision. The final design of the project is expected to be complete this summer. Read through CDOT’s PowerPoint presentation at CRgov.com/I25gap.
Watch the Council discussion