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Denver Interstate To Close For Presidential Debate October 3


Interstate 25On the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd, 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. The interstatewill be closed to through traffic, although the following highway ramps will remain open: Access to Northbound I-25: Washington/Emerson St, Broadway/Lincoln St. Santa Fe Drive Access to Southbound :I-25 Colorado Blvd, Evans Ave., Yale Ave., Hampden Ave.
Northbound I-25 Alternate Routes Map
Southbound I-25 Alternate Routes Map
Hazardous Materials Routes Map

Major Alternate Routes (Northbound)

Hampden Ave (US 285) west to Santa Fe Dr (US 85)

I‐225 north to I‐70 west to I‐270 or I‐25 C‐470 west to I‐70 east to I‐25

E‐470 north to I‐70 or I‐25 (TOLLWAY)

Major Alternate Routes (Southbound) :

• Santa Fe Dr (US 85) to Hampden Ave (US 285) (POSTED DETOUR)

• I-270 to I-70 to I-225 • I-70 east to I-225

• I-76 west to I-70 to C-470

• E-470 to I-25 (TOLLWAY) • E-470 to I-70 (TOLLWAY)


Due to the Presidential Debate, the following alternative temporary routes are established for hazardous materials and will be in effect on October 3, 2012. Quantities of hazardous materials that are required to be routed will be restricted from central Denver, except for the purposes of local pickup and delivery.

Through shipments of hazardous materials being transported by a motor vehicle in quantities that are required to be routed are restricted from travelling on:

•Southbound Interstate 25 from its junction with Interstate 70 to its junction with Interstate 225.

•Northbound Interstate 25 from its junction with Interstate 225 to its junction with Interstate 70.

ALTERNATIVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ROUTES: Alternative 1 (East) (Through Shipments):

Northbound: I-225 to I-70 west to I-270 west to I-25. Southbound: I-270 east to I-70 east to I-225 south to

I-25. Alternative 2 (West) (Through Shipments):

Northbound: SH 470 to I-70 east to I-76 east to I-25. Southbound: I-76 west to I-70 west to SH 470 east to



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