On Thursday, Aug. 28, The Colorado Department of Transportation will close a 5.5-mile portion of Interstate 25 through Denver for a Democratic National Convention event at Invesco Field. Alternate routes are recommended, and motorists still will be able to access downtown Denver.
“I-25 will be closed for just a short period of time, but it’s necessary to ensure a safe event for attendees,” says CDOT Executive Director Russ George. “While we recognize that motorists traveling through the area will likely experience some delay, we are doing everything possible to keep those delays to a minimum.”
In order to safely and efficiently move traffic during this time period, I-25 will be closed on Aug. 28 from the interchange with I-70 to the interchange with 6th Avenue starting at about 5:30 p.m. The highway will remain closed until conclusion of the event.
There are numerous ways for motorists to pass through the city and also to get in and out of downtown; see instructions and maps at www.dot.state.co.us.
Also during the convention, CDOT will restrict any construction and maintenance work that involves closing a lane or roadway within a 10-mile radius of downtown Denver in order to minimize additional impacts to travelers. Also, from midnight Aug. 23, through midnight, Aug. 29, no oversize/overweight vehicles will be allowed to travel on the I-25 corridor between I-70 and 6th Avenue.
Expanded Courtesy Patrol (CDOT’s free motorist assistance program) services will be provided on I-25 all day on Aug. 28. In addition, the routes and services will be extended to midnight on I-225, 6th Avenue and C-470 to ensure added safety and mobility of travelers.