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.

FROM CDOT:
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.