I-25/Cimarron Interchange Project Ready for Public Comment
Public invited to Review Plans, Offer Feedback
During June 3 Open House
With plans for next year's reconstruction and realignment of the Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange taking shape, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) invites the public to view the new configuration and provide feedback on other aspects of the project during a public open house:
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 3
- City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Street
- A project overview begins at 5:45 p.m.
Arrangements for special ADA open house accommodations can be made by calling 719/302-6781 or by email: [email protected].
"When complete, this will be a high-functioning interchange that safely handles more vehicles and enhances multi-modal travel for those using I-25, U.S. 24/Cimarron Street and the trail system along Monument and Fountain Creeks," said CDOT Resident Engineer Dave Watt.
"The open house is an opportunity for the public to review and provide feedback on the basic configuration, on aesthetic enhancements and on trails and creek connections the stakeholder team has developed during the past six months," said Watt. "Public open house feedback will be provided to the Design/Build contractor teams submitting proposals later in the year."
Total project cost is $95 million, with the City of Colorado Springs ($5 million) and El Paso County ($1 million) providing local funding.
"The project will enhance traffic operations and correct existing safety and design deficiencies of both the interchange and I-25," said Watt. "The design also will serve the anticipated short- and long-term traffic demands in this area."
Planned improvements are described in the I-25 Environmental Assessment (EA) completed for the project in summer 2004 and the U.S. 24 West EA currently under review.