Rising temperatures this weekend will be accompanied by rising dismay of motorists just west of Downtown. On Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, crews will demolish the northern portion of the 15th Street bridge over I-25. As a result, there will be full closures of northbound and southbound I-25 near 15th Street as well as 15th Street over I-25.
The full closures of I-25 (in both directions) and 15th Street over I-25 will run from 11 Saturday night until 10 Sunday morning, and, again, from 11 Sunday night until 5:30 Monday morning.
Eventually, the entire 15th Street bridge over I-25 will be replaced with a nice, shiny new bridge with actual usable sidewalks. Look for more closures over the coming weeks, and, most assuredly some long back-ups on 15th Street during weekday rush hours. Think sitting long minutes behind busses. Nice.
As for walking around this fine warm spring weekend, you know what we say. Be careful crossing the streets!