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Detours set Wednesday for I-25 in Denver

By: RYAN PARKER
October 2, 2012
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photo - Vehicles drive on the segment of Interstate 25 that will be closed during first presidential debate on October 2, 2012 in Denver. (Getty Images North America)   Photo by
Vehicles drive on the segment of Interstate 25 that will be closed during first presidential debate on October 2, 2012 in Denver. (Getty Images North America) Photo by  

Denver Public Works has about 50,000 reasons why motorists should give serious thought to Wednesday's metro commute.

That is the number of cars expected to be diverted onto the Santa Fe Drive-Hampden Avenue detour between 5 - 10 p.m. when Interstate 25 is closed for the presidential debate at the University of Denver.

That figure is more than double the amount of traffic normally traveling I-25 between Santa Fe and Hampden daily, Denver Public Works spokeswoman Emily Williams said.

Read more here.

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