The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said late last week that the widening project on Interstate 25, from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road in Lone Tree, has been substantially completed.
Both directions of traffic on I-25 are in the final stage of the project: installing an additional lane for each direction. This is the final stretch of I-25 to be widened between Denver's Broadway/Santa Fe Drive area and south Castle Rock.
“Our investment of public monies in a dependable transportation network not only puts Douglas County at a competitive advantage for our share of limited state and federal dollars, but also creates a magnet for business and jobs and improves the quality of life for those we all serve,” Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge said.
The corridor is traveled by 120,000 vehicles daily, so the total daily user cost benefit is expected to exceed the $32 million project cost in less than two years.
“With the help of funding from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Douglas County, the Denver South Transportation Management Association, the Southeast Public Improvement Metropolitan District, the City of Lone Tree and Park Meadows, we were finally able to deliver on the plans to widen this section of I-25, which were made years ago,” CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt said.