TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane restrictions on NB I-25 in Colorado Springs until mid-Tuesday afternoon

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Heads up drivers: Delays are possible on northbound I-25 Tuesday as CDOT continues a bridge and surface maintenance project near the I-25/Rockrimmon exchange.

Crews will be tackling a striping operation Tuesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. between Garden of the Gods Road and Woodmen Road. The water-based paving application is temperature-sensitive, CDOT says, which is why the operation must take place during the day.

During this time, lane restrictions are expected.

CDOT described the overall bridge and driving surface preventative maintenance project:

"The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has initiated a bridge and driving surface preventative maintenance project on ten bare concrete bridges near the Interstate-25 Rockrimmon interchange that will improve safety and ride quality. This project is part of the ongoing CDOT Asset Management / Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program that began approximately ten years ago to extend the life of the state’s bridge structures to 75 years. Ten bridges, with bare concrete decks, will be maintained as part of this project. Bare concrete decks are more susceptible to deterioration. The bridge maintenance on the structures will include expansion joint replacement, waterproofing membrane installation, and installing asphalt overlays to protect and extend the life of the bridge decks. Driving surface preventative maintenance and safety improvements will also be addressed."