Expect major delays on I-25 Wednesday night with a 12-hour lane closure on the northbound side

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Motorists who use I-25 northbound can expect major delays Wednesday evening into Thursday morning for a planned lane closure.

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the closure earlier this week for a section of I-25 between County Line in El Paso County to the Greenland exit on the northbound side. The closure is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and last until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The lane closure is tied to work on the "GAP project. The project is adding lanes to I-25 between Castle Rock and Monument.

Details from CDOT on the upcoming lane closures:

1) Overnight on Wednesday, Nov. 13, crews will require a 12-hour lane closure of northbound I-25 between County Line and Greenland roads to accomplish a traffic shift. Watch for this closure between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

2) Overnight on Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15, crews will close the Upper Lake Gulch on-ramp to northbound I-25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use Upper Lake Gulch to access southbound I-25 to Greenland Road and turn around to go northbound on I-25.

3) Overnight on Thursday, Nov. 14, the southbound I-25 off-ramp to Spruce Mountain Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Upper Lake Gulch Road off-ramp will be open in a temporary configuration during this closure.

4) Traffic shifts help protect our crews while providing two travel lanes in each direction. Watch for shifts throughout the 18-mile corridor, specifically near Upper Lake Gulch Road this week.

5) Routine overnight single lane closures continue along the entire 18-mile corridor, Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

6) Flagging on the East and West Frontage roads and at the Greenland Road and Upper Lake Gulch Road interchanges continue Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.