Major work beings Thursday on Greenland Road makeover

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 10:51 AM MDT
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Construction work continues on the I-25 "Gap" Thursday night.

The week has already been a busy one along that 18-mile stretch between Monument and Castle Rock, with a 16-hour lane closure Monday night into Tuesday and more closures the following night for work on an overhead sign.

Starting Thursday night and continuing for the next 45 days, the southbound on and off-ramps at Greenland Road will be closed for work on the new Greenland interchange.

"We are building about four to five bridges. We are building a series of wildlife underpasses so we have a lot of work going on on this stretch of highway," CDOT spokesperson Tamara Rollison said of the construction work.

Because of the warm weather, drivers can expect the summer months to be peak construction months.

"This is the height of the project, this summer. And motorists will see more construction work because of the dryer, warm weather. We expect to put down about 350 tons of asphalt over the summer, and we are building four to five bridges, and about four wildlife underpasses," Rollison said.

CDOT says there will be several major closures due to the work, but they are doing their best to limit the most impactful closures to the nighttime hours.

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