Northbound I-25 Overnight Closure at Santa Fe Drive Canceled Due to Weather

September 12, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER COUNTY — Tonight’s scheduled closure by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) of northbound I-25 at Santa Fe Drive has been canceled due to weather conditions.

Thursday night’s closures will still take place as scheduled for concrete finishing and structural painting.

Below are the details of Thursday night’s closures:

  • Northbound I-25 near Santa Fe Drive: All lanes of northbound I-25 will be closed near Santa Fe Drive Thursday, September 13th, from 11 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 14th.  Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. each night. Detour: Motorists on northbound I-25 will take the Santa Fe Drive/Alameda Avenue exit and continue past Alameda Avenue to Cedar Avenue where access to northbound I-25 is available.
  • Southbound I-25 near Santa Fe Drive: Double lane closures on southbound I-25 near Santa Fe Drive Thursday, September 3th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.  Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. each night.

Major delays are expected tonight and alternate routes are strongly advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

This work is part of the I-25/Santa Fe Drive improvement project. The $32.1 million project will conduct the following improvements:

  • Replace the existing I-25 bridges over Santa Fe Drive that are currently in poor condition. Both bridges were originally constructed in 1958.
  • Construct a flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25, eliminating the left side on-ramp and improving operations and safety for this major traffic movement.
  • Reconstruct and realign of I-25 from the north end of the Broadway viaduct to just south of Alameda Avenue to provide lane continuity. Once complete, there will be four lanes on I-25 in each direction through Denver from C-470 to US 36.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this project, which is being partially funded by Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER).  FASTER is dedicated to repairing and replacing poor bridges and making safety improvements on Colorado highways. The entire project will be complete by the end of July 2013.

For more information about this project, visit To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit and click on the icon in the upper right corner.  The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the “I-25 at Santa Fe Drive” list under “Projects.”