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City should prepare for I-25 work overlap

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

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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Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

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In case some of you missed it, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments recently approved new plans and shuffled funding for a $95 million project to rebuild the Interstate 25 interchange at Cimarron Street / U.S. Highway 24. The construction will take shape quickly in the form of a design-build timetable that will hasten… Continue Reading Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

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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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CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

The Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking letters of interest from companies or teams interested in helping reconstruct the interchange at Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street. The state has decided to use a design-build approach. The project cost is $95 million with construction estimated between $65 million and $85 million. The City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

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Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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As soon as word came that Colorado Springs was revising its City for Champions proposal to the state Economic Development Commission, many assumed that public opinion had made a difference. Then we learned about the most significant change — converting the baseball-oriented downtown stadium into a truly multi-purpose, 10,000-seat facility shaped more for soccer and… Continue Reading Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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Every week, actually almost every day, brings new stories about Colorado’s latest “gambling” operation — also known as driving Interstate 25 to and from Denver. Actually, your chances are better playing the slot machines in Cripple Creek. Much better. Out on I-25, the odds are stacked totally against you, with no jackpots. The best you… Continue Reading I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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All lanes of Interstate 25 North at Woodmen Road will be closed today and tomorrow as the Colorado Department of Transportation paint signs that cross the highway. The work was originally scheduled for last week, but was postponed because of rain. Traffic on the interstate will detour via and the off- and on-ramps at Woodmen… Continue Reading I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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Overnight closures for I-25 at Baptist Road

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Interstate 25 will be closed for two nights this week for girder installation as part of the I-25/Baptist Road Interchange reconstruction project. Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, one northbound land and one southbound lane will be closed for barrier removal and crane placement. At 10 p.m., I-25 will be closed to all traffic… Continue Reading Overnight closures for I-25 at Baptist Road

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Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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While most local weather forecasters say snowy flurries should clear by noon, the storm has still shut down most of the city today. All city and county offices are closed, along with a number of businesses and banks. Visit the FOX 21 News Web site to view a list of closures and delayed openings. City… Continue Reading Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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