TRAFFIC ALERT: Three southbound lanes open on I-25 in Denver Tech Center area

May 31, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - All-night fire clean-up and repairs under way - motorists urged to avoid area

DENVER - Traffic is flowing slowly on three southbound lanes on I-25 in the Denver Tech Center area after a major truck fire closed the entire interstate from Orchard Road to Belleview Avenue  late this morning. The other three southbound lanes and all the northbound lanes remain closed at this time, but CDOT and emergency crews are working diligently to reopen the lanes as soon as possible.  

What motorists need to know now:

  • Avoid I-25 in the Denver Tech area due to back-ups

  • Expect delays on major roadways throughout the region

  • Other routes include C-470 for northbound traffic and I-225 and US 85 for southbound traffic

  • CDOT expects to have all lanes open in time for tomorrow’s morning rush-hour

What is CDOT doing now:

  • Equipment, crews and materials are fully mobilized and on site.  CDOT begins work as soon as the fire crews complete clean-up of the fire.  As this work is being done, CDOT crews are assessing pavement damage.

  • Once the scene is released to CDOT, crews will begin repairs with the goal of making permanent repairs so the interstate is ready to open before tomorrow morning’s commute.  

  • Heat from the fire caused damage mainly to the pavement and median barrier.  

  • This work must be done for the safety of the traveling public

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