This is going to be a bad weekend for I-70 drivers.
Starting at 7 tonight, the westbound lanes of I-70 will be closed at Manchester Trafficway for the entire weekend for bridge repairs.
This section of highway, which carries about 85,000 vehicles a day, will not reopen until 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers, meanwhile, are advised to detour to westbound U.S. 40 and back to westbound I-70.
Access to I-70 from Manchester Trafficway also will be restricted this weekend. The ramp from Manchester Trafficway to westbound I-70 will be closed and so will both ramps from northbound and southbound I-435 to westbound I-70.
A reminder: Westbound I-70 will be closed at the same location from July 18 to 21.