For immediate release
June 13, 2012
PPACG Board approves funds for widening I-25 to county line
Colorado Springs, CO—On June 13, the PPACG Board of Directors voted unanimously to include an additional $5 million in funding for the I-25 north widening project. The total cost of the expansion is $66 million.
“I-25 expansion to six lanes has been a regional priority since 1972,” said PPACG Board Chair Sallie Clark. “Forty years is a long time to wait, and we’re looking forward to this needed improvement.”
The Board previously allocated funds to expand I-25 to six lanes from Woodmen Road to Interquest Parkway. The additional funds enable expansion of I-25 north to the county line. Bids for the design-build project will go out this fall. Construction should be completed in two years.
“It is important that when we use regional funds on an Interstate project, the investment is worth the return, and in this case it was necessary to get the project built,” said Clark.
PPACG is a voluntary association of 16 municipal and county governments serving a regional community. Since 1967, PPACG has worked to ensure that local governments have a forum to discuss issues that cross their political boundaries, identify shared opportunities and challenges, and develop collaborative strategies for action. For more information, visit www.ppacg.org.