The Colorado Department of Transportation will temporarily close east- and westbound South Academy Boulevard lanes under Interstate 25 and detour southbound I-25 using on- and off-ramps at South Academy Boulevard as part of the bridge reconstruction project. Asphalt paving of the approach to the bridge deck at South Academy Boulevard are planned during nighttime hours on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.

Full closure of eastbound South Academy Boulevard

Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.

Full closure of westbound South Academy Boulevard

Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.

Re-route traffic on southbound I-25 using South Academy Boulevard ramps

Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Friday, July 12, 9 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.

Also, there will be alternating left and right lane closures on north- and southbound I-25 during nighttime hours on Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11 to allow crews to place final permanent lane striping and install asphalt shoulder safety edge.

Southbound I-25 at MP 128 - 132, Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Southbound I-25 at MP 127 - 130, Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Northbound I-25 at MP 127 - 130, Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.

The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 60 MPH. Traffic delays of 10-15 minutes are expected and motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling in the area. Fines will be doubled through the construction zone.

There will be alternating ramp and lane closures on westbound South Academy Boulevard between I-25 and Fountain Creek on Friday, July 12, 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. to allow crews to move barriers and place pavement markings in preparation for a lane shift to the inside.

On Saturday, July 13, starting at 4:30 a.m., westbound South Academy Boulevard lanes will be shifted towards the center between I-25 and Fountain Creek to allow crews to work on the outside lanes and install drainage pipes. During this new alignment, Coventry Drive traffic intending to travel west on South Academy will be diverted: westbound traffic will enter northbound I-25, travel to South Circle Drive (MP 138), turn around and continue south to exit 135 to continue westbound South Academy. This detour will be in place for approximately three weeks.

Coventry Drive traffic intending to travel west on South Academy diverted.

A shift of eastbound South Academy Boulevard between I-25 and Fountain Creek towards the center is ongoing to allow crews to work on the outside lanes, install drainage pipes, and prepare to construct a noise barrier. This alignment will be in place approximately until spring 2025.

Motorists are also advised that the shift of the northbound I-25 off-ramp to northbound South Academy Boulevard to a new alignment is ongoing and will have a short acceleration lane.

Motorists are advised to use caution at all entrance ramps as merge lengths have been shortened. In particular, motorists should be prepared to stop on the U.S. 85/87 on-ramp to eastbound South Academy and the Bradley Road on-ramp to eastbound South Academy since merge area is greatly reduced.

All lanes of Bradley Road under South Academy Boulevard are shifted to the center of the roadway ongoing to allow crews to perform work on new bridge piers.

These closures are weather dependent and subject to change.