I-25 Gap Coalition

The I-25 Gap Coalition is a proactive advocacy group focused on accelerating transportation improvements on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs.

The Coalition, representing cities, counties, business and economic development interests up and down the I-25 corridor, hopes to assist in identifying funding sources and financing mechanisms to advance project implementation that improve safety and trip time reliability and provide much needed relief to traffic congestion.

As the primary link between Colorado’s two largest urban areas – Denver and Colorado Springs – I-25 serves a variety of users, and plays an important role in the transport of goods and services along Colorado’s Front Range and beyond. As the area experiences record growth, worsening congestion is restricting commerce and travel.  As Colorado’s population continues to grow conditions will only get worse.

FAQ’s 

What is the purpose of the I-25 Gap Coalition?
The Coalition is a proactive advocacy group focused on accelerating transportation improvements on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs.

What are the focus areas for the I-25 Gap Coalition?
The Coalition will assist in identifying funding sources and financing mechanisms to advance project implementation.  The Coalition will also look to improve safety, trip time reliability and relief to traffic congestion, incident management and reliability of the adjacent roadway network.

Why form a Coalition?
Coalitions have been a successful model for obtaining transportation funding and advancing projects in Colorado (i.e. T-REX, US 36, C-470 and I-70 Mountain).  It has become a familiar approach with CDOT and other policy makers with an objective to leverage resources, coordinate efforts and speaking with one voice.

Who are the members of the I-25 Gap Coalition?
Current Coalition members include:

  • Douglas County
  • El Paso County
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • Town of Castle Rock
  • Denver South Economic Development Partnership
  • Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
  • Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Castle Rock Economic Development Council

It is anticipated that additional members will be joining the Coalition in the future.

What are the project limits of the I-25 Gap Coalition?
The Coalition is focusing their efforts on accelerating improvements in the gap between Castle Rock and Monument.

What is the role of the I-25 Gap Coalition in the ongoing I-25 South PEL Study?
The Coalition will operate independent of CDOT’s current I-25 South PEL Study, but will work in parallel and collaboration with CDOT.

How can I get additional information on the CDOT I-25 South PEL Study?
CDOT’s Project Website is https://www.codot.gov/projects/I25COSDEN

How can I get additional information about the I-25 Gap Coalition?
 http://www.douglas.co.us/road-work/25-gap-coalition