(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Due to weather impacts the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor SEMA Construction are rescheduling the temporary closure of I-25 over South Academy Boulevard.

The temporary closure was for the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP) to demolish the I-25 bridge. Demolition work is expected to start again starting Saturday morning, Jan. 21 through Sunday morning, Jan. 22.

Map of the closure of I25 and South Academy Boulevard
Courtesy: Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT says detours will be in place during the closure:

  • Southbound I-25 traffic will take exit 135 off-ramp and re-enter the on-ramp to continue south.
  • Eastbound S. Academy Blvd. traffic will be diverted south on I-25 to Colorado Highway 16 (exit 132A), where they will turn around and re-enter I-25 north to S. Academy Blvd.
  • Westbound S. Academy Blvd. traffic will be diverted north on I-25 to Lake Ave./South Circle Dr. (exit 138), where they will turn around and re-enter I-25 south to S. Academy Blvd.