CDOT Cuts Estimated Completion Time for I-25 Widening in Half, but Will Need to Come Up with More Money

KKTV reports that CDOT has announced that it plans “to complete the widening of I-25 [from Colorado Springs to C-470 in metro Denver] within five years, pending funding availability. Original plans stated it would happen in 10 years. . . . [T]hey hope to begin construction in just two-and-a-half years, by summer 2019. However, they need more funding first. In order to meet the new completion goals, they still need to find $300 to $400 million for the project.”

Reporter-Herald says, “The announcement about the expansion of south Interstate 25 comes at the heels of Northern Colorado elected officials celebrating plans for the expansion of North I-25. After a local effort to commit enough funding for the Colorado Department of Transportation 2035 plan, construction on the $237 million [project] is set to begin in 2018. The project would add a third toll lane for 14 miles.”