CDOT and Denver Public Works Remind Motorists to Plan for Upcoming I-25 Closure on Wednesday
October 1, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Denver Public Works are reminding motorists to plan ahead for the full closure of Interstate 25 on Wednesday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Interstate will be completely closed for approximately six miles from the Santa Fe Drive (US 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (US 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver. All closures, dates and times are subject to change.
While there will be no access to I-25 from University Boulevard, there will be access to the Interstate from the following ramps:
Update: In addition to the I-25 closure, the following routes will also be closed:
Alternate routes are advised and detours will be in place to provide motorists access to neighborhoods and other areas, but delays can be expected throughout the transportation system.
Below is a list of possible detour routes to help motorists plan for the upcoming closure. In addition, detour maps can be found at www.cotrip.org.
For southbound I-25 traffic passing through the city:
For northbound I-25 traffic passing through the city:
The following arterial streets are recommended if you prefer to travel on other roadways:
For east/west travel:
For north/south travel:
To avoid the entire area, these routes provide additional options:
Southbound I-25 alternate routes
Northbound I-25 alternate routes
Also, oversize/overweight vehicles and longer vehicle combinations (LVCs) will be prohibited from travel on the I-25 corridor between I-225 and I-76 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on US 85 (Santa Fe Drive) between I-25 and Hampden Avenue (US 285) and on Hampden Avenue between Santa Fe Drive and I-25 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For the most current highway and road information on debate day, follow @ColoradoDOT and @DenPublicWorks on Twitter, visit www.cotrip.org where you can sign up for text and email alerts, or call 511. For information on the debate itself, visit http://debate2012.du.edu/. For information on light rail and bus routes, visit www.rtd-denver.com.