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between Monument and Castle Rock by adding a new tolled Express Lane in each direction, widening shoulders, replacing outdated infrastructure and addressing design deficiencies of the aging roadway, adding wildlife underpasses, and modernizing the facility with improved drainage,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.
Hard copies are available at following locations:
- CDOT Headquarters Region 1
7328 South Revere Parkway
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
200 South Cascade, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 180
Lakewood, CO 80228
- Larkspur Town Hall
8720 Spruce Mountain Road
Larkspur, CO 80118
- Pikes Peak Library District
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.