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CDOT to Host Public Meetings Highlighting the Environmental Assessment for I-25 South Gap Project

Information courtesy of CDOT

Traffic jam on I-25

Last month, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the I-25 South Gap: Monument to Castle Rock Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment.

CDOT will present the Preferred Alternative for the I-25 South Gap Project, findings of the EA, and solicit public comment at two public hearings:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Event Center, Douglas County Fairgrounds
    500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    5:30  to 7:30 p.m.
    Liberty High School
    8720 Scarborough Drive, Colorado Springs

The EA document details multiple study findings conducted throughout this project and recognizes the preferred alternative: CDOT proposes to expand I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock by adding a new tolled Express Lane in each direction, widening shoulders, replacing outdated infrastructure and addressing design deficiencies of the aging roadway, adding wildlife underpasses, and modernizing the facility with improved drainage, lighting, communications, power, and signage. All improvements are planned within CDOT’s right-of-way, and no property acquisition is anticipated.

The EA is available for public review on the project website or direct link to Environmental Assessment

Hard copies are available at following locations:

  • CDOT Headquarters Region 1
    7328 South Revere Parkway
    Unit 204A
    Centennial, CO 80112
  • CDOT Region 2
    1480 Quail Lake Loop # A,
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
  • Douglas County Administration Building
    100 Third Street
    Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
  • El Paso County Administration Building
    Centennial Hall
    200 South Cascade, Suite 100
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
  • FHWA
    Colorado Division
    12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 180
    Lakewood, CO 80228
  • Larkspur Town Hall
    8720 Spruce Mountain Road
    Larkspur, CO 80118
  • Pikes Peak Library District
    Monument Library
    1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive
    Monument, Colorado 80132

The 30-day Environmental Assessment review period will close on May 29, 2018.

Since January, CDOT has been on an aggressive track to improve the road and develop a project to improve safety, mobility choices, and travel reliability. The project is on track to begin construction summer 2018 pending available funding.