Weekend I-25 'Gap' construction canceled

Traffic along the gap in April 2019.
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MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (8/15): A 16-hour lane closure on from Monument to County Line Road has been canceled.

CDOT said the cancellation was due to a "resequencing of the Interstate 25 South Gap construction schedule," but did not give an alternate date.

"The project team is evaluating alternative methods to install this drainage work to best fit the traveling public and the project itself," the department said in a brief statement Thursday morning.

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PREVIOUS (8/13): Drivers can expect more traffic headaches this weekend when the Colorado Department of Transportation slashes southbound I-25 down to one lane for road work.

The work will start at 7 p.m. Saturday and barring any unexpected hiccups, will conclude at 11 Sunday morning. It's centered around the south end of the so-called "gap": County Line Road to Highway 105 in Monument.

CDOT says crews are completing drainage improvements at the south end of the gap project.

"One lane will remain open. However, extensive delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and add extra time if traveling south of Larkspur," CDOT said in a statement Tuesday.

Those planning on attending Saturday night's Rockies game, the Cherry Creek North Food and Wine event, or are traveling north of Monument for any other reason can expect to be caught in the backups.

CDOT told our news partners at The Gazette that they are trying to get work done before football season, when weekend traffic is expected to be heavier.