I-70 east of Denver will be a pain as lanes close overnight

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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An image of I-70 over Havana Street. (CDOT)

Interstate 70 over Havana Street. (CDOT)

Construction crews will close eastbound Interstate 70 tonight between Central Park Boulevard and Peoria Street, just east of downtown, which could make delays worse after 7 p.m. on Dec. 19.

They’ll close just one of the eastbound lanes at 7 p.m., two lanes at 9 p.m., three lanes at 11 p.m. and a full closure at 11:30 p.m.

The detour will be East 47th Avenue. The closure is happening so crews can remove a large sign from the highway. What does the sign say? I do not know.

Correction: This article originally referred to a Dec. 21 closure. It was a Dec. 19 closure.