I-25 lanes to close for repairs months after tanker fire scorched highway

DENVER - If your commute Monday night takes you past Interstate 25 at Orchard Road, plan to give yourself a little extra time. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation says they are closing multiple lanes on I-25 for final repairs following the massive tanker fire in May that left the busy interstate entirely closed for hours. 

Closures on I-25 will last from 11 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

Four lanes on southbound I-25 will close and so will three northbound lanes.  

Crews will make permanent repairs to the roadway and median, which suffered heavy fire-related damage during the oil tanker fire, which caused the road to reach temperatures up to 450 degrees. 

Monday night's lane closures are dependent on weather and schedules could change. 

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