CDOT I-25 Rehabilitation and Wildlife Fencing Project Nears Completion

January 5, 2023 at 11:00 am

CDOT I-25 Rehabilitation and Wildlife Fencing Project Update

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project team is working to complete the wildlife fencing installation on both the east and west sides of I-25 between Castle Rock Parkway and RidgeGate Parkway. The fencing portion is finalized and crews will be finishing game ramps and other miscellaneous items in the next several weeks.

Infrastructure of this nature is an important addition to the area, as it is anticipated to significantly reduce the amount of wildlife-related incidents, decrease property damage, and help preserve important elk herds. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and CDOT will continue to monitor wildlife-vehicle collisions as well as the health and safety of the wildlife living in the area throughout the winter and spring.

Traffic Impacts 

Crews plan to install deer guards at the Happy Canyon and I-25 intersection over two weekends in January.

    • Phase I of this work is anticipated to take place on the west side of the Happy Canyon bridge, with a full closure from 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, January 7. Detour routes will be in place during this time.
    • Phase II will take place the weekend of January 20, with the westbound lane closed from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., alternating traffic on Friday night. On Saturday night, crews will close the eastbound lane from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., alternating traffic in one lane.

This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. For real-time lane closure information on this project and others across the state, please visit:

Project Information

For additional information about this project: