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CDOT prepares the Gap Project ahead of snow

The last storm hit fast and hit hard in southern Colorado, closing I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock for several hours after multiple crashes along the I-25 Gap Project.

This time, CDOT is doing what it can to be prepare for the storm beginning Wednesday night, and any storm to follow.

Michelle Puelen with CDOT tells us that drivers should expect posted highway speeds to drop significantly.

“At 8 o’clock tonight, you’re going to notice that speeds will drop to 45 miles an hour,” Puelen said. “As conditions worsen, we are going to lower the miles-per-hour for the speed limit.”

They will also be pre-treating I-25 and preparing alternate routes should the highway need to be shut down. But ultimately, it’s up to you to make sure you’re driving safely and slowly, especially in the Gap Project.

If your commute take you through the Gap Project, CDOT recommends being off the roads by 8 p.m. Wednesday night and expect to come in late to work on Thursday morning.

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