There's going to come a day when we all look back at this mayhem and chuckle. Until that day, brace yourself for some 'highway headaches.'

If your travels at night include the the I-25 and Highway 34 interchange, brace yourself. Colorado Department of Transportation, as part of the big I-25 North Project, are going to be installing some bridge girders with the 'overnight' hours.

The second portion of a brand new bridge on Highway 34 as it goes over the interstate is going in and I, for one, can't wait. Let's get to the nighttime detours happening from 9 p.m. on January 12 until 5 a.m. on January 13, and again on January 13 at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on January 14.

The 'Not So Bad' I-25 Detours

Northbound and southbound I-25 travelers will be taken off the interstate with the exit ramps for Highway 34, and then across 34 to the entrance ramps for I-25.  More of just a slowdown then an actual detour.

The 'Oh, Boy' Highway 34 Detours

Travelers wishing to go westbound on Highway 34 will be detoured onto I-25 to go north the the Crossroads Boulevard exit to come back south to the Highway 34 exit.

Travelers wishing to go eastbound on Highway 34 will be detoured onto I-25 to head south to the Highway 402 exit, to come north again on I-25 to the Highway 34 exit.

Those east and westbound detours will definitely be adding time to your commutes those nights, so be sure to plan ahead.

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On the bright side, when all this is done, sometime in 2023, at this interchange we'll have a beautiful new bridge over I-25 with new onramps and exits, and one more lane in each direction; and I-25 will have been widened with that toll lane that's coming in.

Get more on the project from CDOT HERE.

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