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August target date to open new south bridge for Fillmore/I-25

      

A large crane assists in the installing of piers for the new south bridge at the Fillmore/I-25 interchange. The photo looks southwest across the freeway from the eastern side of the old bridge.
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Construction has started on what will be the southerly of two new bridges for the Fillmore/I-25 interchange, and by August cars could be driving on it, according to Ted Tjerandsen, speaking for the project consultant, Wilson & Company.
       The $15.1 million project, scheduled for ultimate completion by the summer of 2016, will replace the existing interchange, built in 1959 when I-25 was first extended through Colorado Springs. The contractor is SEMA Construction.
       The design calls for a diverging diamond interchange (DDI), in which traffic on Fillmore will cross to opposite sides at stoplights at either end of the interchange.
       Other early activity, since the project started in early February, has included the start of work to relocate two on-ramp access points farther from the interchange - in conjunction with the DDI layout - and to greatly lenghten the southbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp.

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