The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Myers and Sons Construction, is making headway on the I-25 wildlife fencing and concrete rehabilitation work between Castle Rock and Centennial. The project, which began in May, is expected to be completed in October.
On the west side of I-25 from Castle Rock Parkway to Castle Pines Parkway, crews have completed installing timber posts and metal wiring on the wildlife fence. After fencing operations have reached Ridgegate Parkway and crews have gone back through to install game ramps, work will transition to the east side of I-25 in mid-August (contingent on weather and availability of resources).
On the roadway surface improvement portion of the project, crews have completed over 95% of patchwork operations. The project is now moving to larger concrete panel removal and replacements, starting at Oak Hill Road. After the Oak Hill Road section has been completed, concrete panel replacements will be taking place at various locations along north and southbound I-25.
- Daytime working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During these hours, there will be no impact to traffic.
- Nighttime working hours will be from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning.
- During nighttime hours, motorists can expect double and triple lane closures, with at least one through-lane of traffic open at all times. These lane closures might slow traffic, but are not expected to cause significant delays.
- Please be mindful of workers and equipment when driving through the work zone at night. Additionally, CPW recommends drivers stay alert and slow down throughout this I-25 corridor, particularly at dawn and dusk when wildlife is more active. If drivers do see wildlife in the roadway, they should not swerve, as they are more likely to wreck when trying to avoid an animal. It is best to slow down if possible and look for other wildlife, as most travel in groups.