DENVER (CBS4)– Drivers are being urged to use the alternate routes to avoid the Interstate 25 closures this weekend.
Multiple construction projects along the interstate will result in full closures in both directions starting Friday night. The Colorado Department of Transportation is advising motorists to find alternative routes.
Crews are building a fourth lane on northbound I-25 from Santa Fe Drive to Sixth Avenue to alleviate traffic problems.
All lanes of I-25 will close from Santa Fe to 6th Avenue at 10 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday. The second phase begins at 10 p.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday.
Local detour routes for the full I-25 closure include the following:
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, and east on 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: In conjunction with this closure, northbound Santa Fe Drive will close just south of I-25 over the weekend, with traffic detoured on Mississippi Avenue to northbound Broadway and eventually Lincoln Street. Access to businesses along Santa Fe Drive will be available via Alameda Avenue. Detour signage will guide commuters through the area.