Jun 13, 2013 4:57 PM by Alyse Rzemek
Effectively immediately, lane restrictions will be implemented on I-25 (northbound and southbound) between Interquest Parkway and Baptist Road. New mandatory and voluntary evacuations related to the Black Forest fire have necessitated the following restrictions:
1) The left lane will be utilized for through traffic.
2) The right lane will be utilized only for evacuating residents, law enforcement personnel, and first responders assisting with fire relief.
The lane restrictions will continue indefinitely as residents evacuate and the fire's path is evaluated.
During the restricted period, motorists traveling between Colorado Springs and Denver are encouraged to exit I-25 at Highway 24 in Colorado Springs. From there, travel eastbound on Highway 24 to I-70 before returning to Denver on westbound I-70.