Minor delays expected this week due to Twin Tunnel inspection, rock-scaling work near Georgetown
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Eastbound travelers on I-70 may see a few minor delays the next couple of weeks, as the Colorado Department of Transportation does some inspections on the eastbound bore of the Twin Tunnels and some rock-scaling work around Georgetown Hill.
The right lane through the eastbound tunnel will be closed each night from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and drivers can anticipate minor slowing through the area, according to CDOT.
Starting Feb. 7, eastbound and westbound traffic will be stopped for 20 minutes, about twice per hour, between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews work on reducing the danger of rockfall from the cliffs above the highway (weather permitting).
Westbound traffic will be stopped at the Georgetown interchange; eastbound traffic at Silver Plume. Safety considerations require full traffic stops.
At all other times Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until dark, drivers can expect a right lane closure on westbound I-70, from Georgetown to near Silver Plume, for additional mitigation work, including rockfall fence and barrier installation.
Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.
To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs.