Southbound I-25 at 58th sign structure

News Release

May 6, 2024 - Denver Metro/Central Colorado - CDOT investigates cause of sign structure to fall

Adams County — The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to determine the cause of a sign structure to fall on southbound Interstate 25 between 58th Avenue and I-70 early this morning. While high winds were occurring at the time of the incident, CDOT is conducting a thorough investigation into what caused the sign structure to fall.

The incident caused the complete closure of southbound I-25 at 58th Avenue before 5 a.m. today with a partial opening later in the morning as crews removed the sign structure. This work involved cutting the structure in pieces so it could be hauled away. As of 10 a.m., I-25 completely re-opened.

CDOT maintenance crews removing the sign structure from the roadway.
CDOT maintenance crews removing the sign structure from the roadway.

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