Commuters, rejoice: The widening of the “Gap” is a step closer to reality.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has identified $250 million that, along with local contributions and federal grant money, could pay to broaden the stretch of Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock.

The solution was found in a new state law, previously known as Senate Bill 267, which policymakers expect will generate about $1.8 billion for transportation needs over the next 20 years.

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CDOT previously estimated that widening the roughly 17-mile stretch from two lanes to three lanes in each direction would cost $290 million to $570 million, although state transportation officials are now pegging the price tag at about $350 million, said Region 2 Transportation Director Karen Rowe.

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