If you're planning to travel through Denver this weekend, you may want to reconsider your route.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing down I-25 in both directions in an attempt to add an extra lane to one of the busiest stretches of road.

According to 9 News Denver...

The interstate will be closed in both directions between Santa Fe and US 6. The closures start Friday at 10 p.m. and last through Saturday at 8 a.m. The road closes again Saturday at 10 p.m. and won’t reopen until Monday at 5 a.m.

CDOT recommends using I-70, I-225, C-470 and E-470 as alternates.

If you are traveling through Denver there are many alternate routes to get past the construction, however you'll want to prepare for some additional travel time.