Work to take place Sunday-Thursday nights through October
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Road and bridge work along I-70 will require overnight lanes closures between Vail Pass and Chief Hosa the next few weeks, with scheduled for completion in November. Crews will be crack sealing, as well as paving a two-mile segment through Idaho Springs.
Drivers can expect single lane closures on eastbound or westbound I-70, Sunday through Thursday nights, as follows:
- Eastbound between Vail Pass and Silverthorne – 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Eastbound through Idaho Springs – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Westbound through Idaho Springs – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph through the work zone. Lane closures are a maximum of two miles long and work can alternate between eastbound and westbound I-70, depending on how the project is progressing. Traffic slowing is possible due to the single lane configurations.
“Crack sealing is a preemptive strike against road deterioration because it extends the lifespan of the highway – both the surface and sub-surface,” said CDOT resident engineer Russel Cox. “It prevents pot holes from developing and that’s a safety enhancement as well. We see it as a lower cost treatment in the short-term that saves money in the long-term.”
A-1 Chipseal Co. of Denver, CO. is the contractor for the $1.6 million project.
Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 970-344-4664.
Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.cotrip.org 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.