18 Miles: Gap Operations Center Helps Keep Construction Zone MovingAuthor/Presenter: Middaugh, Jenna
Driving through Gap, an 18-mile construction zone between Castle Rock and Monument with very few exits, has been a hassle. To help mitigate issues, CDOT has an operations center in Castle Rock that monitors the traffic cameras throughout the 18-mile stretch. In case of accidents, the center communicates with highway patrol and fire departments to have a quick clearance. It also controls the electronic message boards along the interstate and the speed limit.