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Testing for I-25 South Gap freeway lanes brings project closer to finish line

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – New Expressway lanes in each direction of the Interstate 25 South GAP project will open for testing at 8 a.m. Friday.

Expressway lanes include 14 miles on northbound I-25 and 15 miles on southbound I-25.

Fees are being waived because the project is far ahead of schedule.

“Early opening of Freeway Lanes improves safety and reliability on the I-25 South Gap corridor,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Commanders will have reliable travel for extended periods of time and experience the vastly improved I-25 stretch between Monument and Castle Rock. Whether commuting to work or touring the state, drivers will get to their destinations faster and safer. We are excited to open the Express Lanes a year ahead of schedule and within budget. ”

The Colorado State Patrol will step up enforcement from Castle Rock and Memorial once the lanes open.

The I-25 South Gap project features wider shoulders, rebuilt bridges, new wildlife paths, and new sidewalks.

CDOT signed with Kraemer North America in September 2018.

The crew will continue the small construction work until next summer. That work included final paving and strip operations in the midsection of the project, installation of deer guard posts off main I-25, and landscaping.

Toll testing and integration will be carried out through 2022.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/testing-for-i-25-south-gap-express-lanes-brings-project-closer-to-finish-line/ Testing for I-25 South Gap freeway lanes brings project closer to finish line

Emma Bowman

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