I-25 to close Wednesday evening for Presidential Debate

Car on I-25 near Broadway

FROM COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, Interstate 25 will be completely closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (US 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (US 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver. Although all closures, dates and times are subject to change, it is anticipated that the six-mile portion of I-25 will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Federal authorities requested the closure to help ensure safety during the presidential debate.

“We recognize that motorists traveling through the area will experience some delay and inconvenience,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt.  “We are working with multiple agencies on the local, state and federal level to do everything possible to keep those delays to a minimum.”

Alternate routes are advised and detours will be in place to provide motorists access to neighborhoods and other areas, but delays can be expected throughout the transportation system.

There are numerous alternate ways for motorists to pass through the city (see maps and additional information at www.cotrip.org.)

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