DENVER - Growth in the south metro Denver area is prompting a massive expansion project by the Colorado Department of Transportation.
I-25 will see additional lanes from Lincoln to County Line Road, as part of the $32 million project. Under the plan, the six lane highway will expand to eight lanes.
Officials from CDOT say the plan will help eliminate the congestion from the C-470 southbound off-range and the northbound Lincoln on-ramp.
"Adding that extra lane is a going to be great asset, especially in that area where there's a great bottle neck usually. Especially in the morning heading into Denver and then in the afternoon, heading back out," said spokeswoman Crystal Morgan.
Construction will start in August and is estimated to be completed by December 2016.
The goal is not to interrupt traffic flow during the project but doing lane closures at night.
"This project will eliminate the East Frontage Road, create a pedestrian friendly trail connection,” she added.