Colorado Convention Center in Denver

The Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will close portions of Champa Street around the Colorado Convention Center beginning Thursday morning, officials said.

The closure will be from Champa Street at 14th Street to Spree Boulevard and will reopen at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Motorists and bicyclists will be detoured along Speer and 14th, according to the DOTI release. 

The closure is a part of the convention center's expansion project that requires two cranes. The first of the two will be arriving on-scene Thursday morning and will be staying several days to help transport building materials to the roof.

The expansion project will mainly occur 85-feet above ground as crews construct an 80,000 square-foot multipurpose room, outdoor terrace and other supporting spaces on the convention center's current roof, according to DOTI.

Another short closure will occur later this summer when the second crane arrives on-scene, but a date has not been set.

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