Interstate 25 in Denver will be completely closed in both directions from Santa Fe Drive to Hampden Avenue on Oct. 3 because of 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 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“We recognize that motorists traveling through the area will experience some delay and inconvenience,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt. “We are working with multiple agencies at the local, state and federal level to do everything possible to keep those delays to a minimum.

Alternate routes are advised, and detours will be in place to provide drivers access to neighborhoods and other areas, but delays can be expected throughout the transportation system.

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