Full Closure of I-25 in Denver for Presidential Debate Begins in Approximately Four Hours

October 3, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— The countdown to the 2012 Presidential Debate and the full closure of I-25 in Denver has begun. In approximately four hours, six miles of Interstate 25 will be closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (US 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (US 285) interchange from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

All closures, dates and times are subject to change.

University Boulevard between Evans Avenue and Louisiana Avenue will be closed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Buchtel Boulevard from Franklin Street to University Boulevard is closed with local eastbound access to High Street.

There are numerous ways for motorists to pass through the city and detour routes are posted on I-25, but delays can be expected throughout the transportation system. The key is to plan ahead to avoid major delays. To view maps of the closure and detour routes, please visit www.cotrip.org.

For the most current highway and road information, 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 light rail and bus routes, visit www.rtd-denver.com.