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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Colorado’s Transportation Commission approved $19.55 million in supplemental funds Dec. 18 to bridge a budget shortfall for reconstruction of the I-25/Cimarron Interchange, allowing the project to start in 2015. Additional funding sources include: $5 million Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships contingency funds; $12.5 million Regional Priority Projects funds; and $2.05 million City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Two developments related to Interstate 25 have come up in recent weeks, and they will have an impact on Colorado Springs for the next few years. So much of an impact, we should point out, that the city should be thinking proactively of ways to deal with it. Most folks are aware by now that… Continue Reading City should prepare for I-25 work overlap

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Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has approved an amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program, adding $20 million additional Regional Priority Project funds to the Interstate 25/Cimarron Interchange project budget. “These additional RPP funds were necessary to bridge the budget shortfall based on the current construction industry bidding environment affecting transportation projects across the… Continue Reading Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

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Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

During an open house at City Auditorium last week, a crowd of community members showed up to give the Colorado Department of Transportation input on plans to construct the long-awaited Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange, starting in 2015. The 55-year-old interchange has been under consideration for replacement since 1971. CDOT officials consequently studied scores of comment forms… Continue Reading Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

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Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Sometime in the next year, if the political pieces fall into place, we should be hearing about firm plans for fully rebuilding the Interstate 25 interchange for U.S. Highway 24/Cimarron Street, or as maps and signs also call it, Exit 141, with the project finishing as soon as 2017. We’ll hear leaders talk about the… Continue Reading Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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