Aug 9, 2014 8:28 PM by Zach Thaxton
The complete closure of all lanes of Interstate 25 in both directions in Denver begins at 10:00 p.m. Saturday evening, lasting through the entire day Sunday, and continuing until 5:00 a.m. Monday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation's I-25 Gap Lane Project will create a fourth northbound through lane between Santa Fe Drive and U.S. Highway 6. CDOT is advising everyone to avoid travel on I-25 through Denver throughout the weekend, but for those who must travel in the Denver metro area, CDOT advises using I-225, I-70, U.S. Highway 285, C-470, the E-470 tollway or the following local detours:
Northbound I-25 will detour to northbound Santa Fe Drive, continue north to 8th Avenue, west
on 8th Avenue to Kalamath Street, and south on Kalamath Street to westbound US 6 to reconnect with northbound I-25.
Southbound I-25 will detour west on US 6 to Federal Boulevard, south on Federal Boulevard to
5th Avenue to merge onto eastbound US 6 to reconnect with southbound I-25. There could also
be delays along eastbound US 6 near I-25 with additional traffic following this detour route.
Northbound Santa Fe Drive: As part of this closure, northbound Santa Fe Drive will close at
Mississippi Avenue for the weekend, with traffic detoured on Mississippi Avenue to northbound
Broadway and then Lincoln Street. Access to businesses along Santa Fe Drive will be available
via Alameda Avenue. Detour signage will guide commuters through the area.
CLICK HERE for CDOT's map of suggested detours.