TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Major delays on northbound I-25 through Douglas County Friday
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:59pm
I-25 northbound from Castle Rock to Lincoln Avenue will be closed on Friday, January 5, 2018, to honor fallen Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. A law enforcement motorcade will follow the family procession to the funeral service at Cherry Hills Community Church (3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch) beginning at Founders Parkway, and will end at approximately 12 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue. Full, rolling closures will be in place as the procession enters and exits I-25. Motorists can expect major delays throughout the I-25 corridor and surrounding roadways as a result of the closure, including side-streets in Castle Pines.
There is expected to be at least 2,000 vehicles as part of the procession and will be moving at approximately 25 miles per hour. The Colorado Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that if they are not past Lincoln Avenue on I-25 by 8:30 a.m., they will likely be caught behind the rolling closure. Motorists should visit cotrip.org, call 5-1-1, or visit CDOT's Facebook and Twitter pages to receive travel alerts.
There is no parking permitted along I-25, but if you would like to observe the motorcade, it is recommended that you use the sidewalks along Lincoln Ave. and University Blvd. on the motorcade route.
The funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Visit the Douglas County Sheriff's Office website for funeral information and procedures.
The best option for financial contributions to honor and support the officers involved in this incident and their families is via the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund. Any donations made to this fund are distributed with no fees, and are tax deductible. To donate, visit www.dcsheriff.net/fallen-officer-fund.