CDOT Accelerates Planning for I­25 Denver South to Colorado Springs Connection

19-Jan-2017 to 11-Apr-2017

CDOT recently announced plans to accelerate the environmental and planning process for improvements on I-25 from C-470 to Colorado Springs, with attention to the gap area from Monument to Castle Rock. By accelerating the environmental planning for I­-25, CDOT will have a project ready for construction by summer 2019 with a project fully constructed between Castle Rock to Monument in five years if funding is identified for construction. "As congestion continues to build along I­-25, CDOT has decided that this project can't wait," said CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt. "We're going to do our part and get ready for construction in two years. Now we need others to help us come up with the $300 to $400 million we need to build it." There is already $6 million if funds programmed for the current Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) study which will allow CDOT to prepare for a construction project, should construction funds become available