A Message from the I-25 Gap Coalition:
The I-25 Gap Coalition was formed in April 2017 to proactively advocate for accelerating transportation improvements on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. In the 16 months since its first meeting, tremendous progress has occurred including completion of an environmental assessment, identification of the necessary funding and selection of a construction manager/general contractor.
The Coalition was instrumental in securing a $65 million in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation via its Infrastructure For Rebuilding America—or INFRA—grant program. El Paso and Douglas counties pledged $35 million in financial support with an additional $250 million pledged by CDOT. Construction is now underway.
Having met its primary objective, the I-25 Gap Coalition voted in July to suspend ongoing meetings. The Coalition will reconvene as needed during construction.
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 do I stay informed?
Subscribe to receive updates or look to the top left corner of this page, under the photo, for the “Receive Updates First” link. Under “Interested in”, choose the I-25 Gap Coalition and then click submit.