By Danielle Chavira

(CBS4) – Coloradans should be aware about a full closure on Interstate 76 between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards starting Monday night. The closure was delayed from Sept. 9 because of weather.

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Crews will be welding a bridge as part of the Clear Creek Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

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The interstate will be closed for a total of 20 nights between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., only on Mondays through Thursdays. The work is expected to last until Oct. 15.

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Drivers will be detoured off of I-76 which is expected to add 20 minutes to their drive, the Colorado Department of Transportation says.

(credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

CDOT offers suggestions for local traffic:

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  • EB I-76 Local Traffic: I-76 will remain open to local traffic between I-70 and Sheridan Boulevard. Motorists traveling eastbound on I-70 can take the exit for I-76 and exit onto south or northbound Sheridan Boulevard. Otherwise, motorists can stay on eastbound I-70 and use northbound Federal Boulevard to get back to eastbound I-76.
  • WB I-76 Local Traffic: I-76 will remain open to local traffic between I-25 and Federal Boulevard. Motorists traveling westbound on I-76 can exit onto north or southbound Federal Boulevard. Southbound Federal Boulevard will connect traffic back to westbound I-70.

LINK: I-76 Bridge Construction Info

Danielle Chavira