Mar 1, 2022 - News

I-25 traffic delays expected as metering system debuts in Denver

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Major entrance ramps to northbound Interstate 25 south of the Denver metro are now limiting cars with stop lights.

What to know: The state is testing a new system designed to prevent stop-and-go traffic on the interstate from Ridgegate Parkway north to University Boulevard, a notorious point of congestion.

  • New signals that went live Monday will force traffic from southbound I-225, eastbound C-470 and westbound E-470 to stop before merging onto I-25.
  • 18 others along that stretch of I-25 were activated in fall 2021.

What's next: The pilot project runs through the spring, and if successful in reducing delays, it could be made permanent, state officials say.

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