Part of I-70 closed this weekend from I-270 to Colorado Boulevard

Photo courtesy: CDOT
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DENVER (KKTV) - Motorists planning to travel along I-70 should be aware of a full closure on part of the highway this weekend.

CDOT is warning drivers I-70 will be closed between I-270 and Colorado Boulevard starting April 12 at 10 p.m. The closure is scheduled to last through April 15 at about 5:30 in the morning. The closure is so crews can safely set bridge beams on the new I-270 flyover structure that will eventually take southbound I-270 traffic to eastbound I-70.

A map of the closure is at the top of this article.

The schedule could change depending on weather.

Remember to Slow for the Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

-Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.

-Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

-Watch for workers; drive with caution.

-Don't cross solid lines when changing lanes.

-Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

-Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

-Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

-Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

-Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

-Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.