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CDOT urges drivers heading to Avalanche game to leave immediately

Mobile lane closures on I-25 will cause delays in both directions, but CDOT advised to stay the course.

DENVER — Anyone heading to Colorado Springs for the Avalanche game should leave as soon as possible. That's the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Mobile lane closures will take place in both directions on I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, according to Emily Wilfong with the I-25 South Gap Project.

However, Wilfong advised drivers to stay on I-25 and to not use East or West Frontage roads as alternate routes because of construction taking place.

The Colorado Avalanche are playing the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Airforce Academy.

The game begins at 6 p.m.

RELATED: NHL Stadium Series Outdoor Game: Ticket, parking, fan fest information

Check out the 9News traffic map for the latest conditions:

Several construction projects in addition to the Gap are going on currently. 

I-25 South Gap  

The 18-mile South Gap Project is split into three geographic sections – north (between Plum Creek Parkway and Sky View Lane/Tomah Road), middle (between Sky View Lane/Tomah Road and Greenland Road) and south (between Greenland Road and Monument)The project will add one express lane in each direction in addition to the two general use lanes. It’s slated for completion in 2022. 

> More information on the South Gap project can be found here. 

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Central 70 

The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road. The project will remove a 56-year-old viaduct, as well as lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards. A 4-acre park will be built over a portion of the lowered interstate, and one Express Lane will be added in each direction. The project is slated for completion in 2022.  

> More information on the Central 70 project can be found here. 

C-470 Express Lanes 

The C-470 Express Lanes Project is located along 12.5 miles of C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. The project will add two express lanes to westbound C-470 from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard and one express lane westbound from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. It also will add one express lane eastbound from Wadsworth to I-25. 

> More information on the C-470 Express Lanes project can be found here. 

> CDOT provides in-depth information on all its current active construction projects here 

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