As part of the Finish Widening North I-25 and Improve Key Regional Feeder Roads (Northern Colorado Prospers 2.0 Goal #3), the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to share the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) summary list highlighting 2022 accomplishments on the I-25 North Express Lanes Project, including securing the final funding for Segment 5.
I-25 North Express Lanes Project Hits Major Milestones in 2022
Construction is expected to be complete in early 2024
As 2022 comes to a close, the I-25 North Express Lanes construction crews and the Colorado Department of Transportation acknowledge another year of construction progress on the I-25 North corridor as well as identifies funding for two more segments (Segment 2 and 5) on the I-25 corridor outlined in the State’s 10-Year Plan. Funding for these additional segments comes from various funding sources in the 10-Year plan, including SB260, and innovative financing through the Colorado Transportation Investment Office.
From Berthoud all the way up to Fort Collins, residents and commuters alike navigated around more construction signage, activity and a few closures and detours along the I-25 North corridor this past year. Although there were new route changes and road closures, this means the project is making progress and one step closer to bringing the new and improved I-25 North on time and on budget for Colorado to use and enjoy.
As Coloradans and visitors continued to travel the interstate this year, here’s some of the major work crews accomplished:
- Closed and reopened the Colorado Highway 60 and I-25 interchange to transition it into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)—the newest DDI to northern Colorado
- Reopened Kechter Road across I-25 with a new bridge
- Replaced the US Highway 34 bridge over I-25
- Completed seven bridges between Johnstown and Fort Collins
- Placed 180,000 square yards of concrete in 2022 between Johnstown and Fort Collins
- Installed approximately four miles of pipe on the Johnstown to Fort Collins segments
- Recycled 60 million pounds of the old concrete pavement back into the Johnstown to Fort Collins segment of the project
- Placed more than three million pounds of steel in structures and concrete pavement, between Johnstown and Fort Collins