DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Department of Transportation crews made emergency repairs to the bridge on Interstate 76 over York Street on Monday, and also had to make repairs along I-70 during rush hour.

I-76 over York Street (credit: CBS)

I-76 over York Street (credit: CBS)

A large amount of pavement in one of the westbound lanes needed to be removed. I-76 was closed while the work occurred. Debris was also landing onto York, so it was also closed under the bridge.

I-76 over York Street (credit: CBS)

I-76 over York Street (credit: CBS)

Crews also made emergency bridge expansion joint repairs on westbound I-70 between Washington and Pecos Streets and on the northbound I-25 ramp to westbound I-70.

Workers on I-70 (credit: CDOT)

Workers on I-70 (credit: CDOT)

“When we experience major temperature swings, our roadways become more susceptible to potholes and issues with bridge decks and expansion joints,” CDOT Region Transportation Director Tony DeVito said in a statement. “Our first priority is the safety of motorists in this area. We understand that this closure will cause frustration through rush hour, but we must make these emergency repairs now.”

Additional Information From CDOT

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes or change their travel times if possible. For more information on current road conditions visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, call 511 or download the CDOT mobile app.

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