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Discussion: I-25 Travel Advisory

in: 2014 US Classic Championships (Aug 9–10, 2014 - Lake George, CO, US)

Aug 7, 2014 5:39 PM # 
Interstate 25 -- the main route between Denver and Colorado Springs -- will be closed for long periods of time on August 8-9-10-11. This may affect travelers trying to get from Laramie or Denver to Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, or Lake George on Friday and Saturday, and especially those trying to get back to the Denver airport on Sunday.

Notice from CDOT:

I-25 will be closed in central Denver between Santa Fe and 6th Avenue for bridge demolition and paving.

* Friday Night 8/8: Highway closed from 9:00 pm until 8:00 am Saturday morning.

* Saturday Night to Monday Morning: Highway will close again beginning at 9:00 pm on Saturday 8/9 through 5:00 am on Monday 8/11.

CDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes such as C-470, I-70 or I-225. Detours will be in place, but VERY LONG DELAYS are expected.

More information, including a map of the closure area, is available at
Aug 7, 2014 5:56 PM # 
To get from Colorado Springs to the Denver airport, alternate routes would be I-25 to I-225 to I-70 (which is actually a lot more direct than taking I-25 to I-70), or I-25 to E-470 (toll road).
Aug 7, 2014 6:24 PM # 
In addition, there is a delay for construction on I-25 near Monument (between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs), as three lanes constrict to two. Plan an extra 15-20 minutes or so.
Aug 7, 2014 9:49 PM # 
Thanks for the tip, Janet!
Aug 8, 2014 12:02 AM # 
And, to add to traffic woes, they are repaving Highway 24, just east of the ranch, bringing the road down to one lane. You have to wait for the escort car to come and lead you, so you could be waiting for a few minutes or up to 20 minutes. Please plan accordingly.
Aug 8, 2014 12:16 AM # 
Argh! Didn't CDOT check the OUSA schedule before planning all this...? :-P
Aug 8, 2014 12:54 AM # 
Perhaps arriving on horseback would be advisable. ;-)
Aug 8, 2014 1:08 AM # 
An alternative route from Denver is US285 to Fairplay, CO9 to Hartsel and then US 24 to the ranch, arriving from the west.
Aug 8, 2014 5:31 AM # 
Yeah, I just landed and have been thinking about that South Park route.
Aug 9, 2014 2:34 AM # 
From the CO DOT page it looks like the US 24 repaving is only weekdays.

This discussion thread is closed.