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CDOT begins rotomilling and paving Interstate 70 between the top of Floyd Hill and the Twin Tunnels on Sunday, August 7.
Project hours are:
• Sunday – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
• Monday through Thursday – 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Work hours will be adjusted, as needed, to maintain adequate traffic flow through the area.
Traffic impacts will vary, depending on the work zone location:
• Between the Twin Tunnels and U.S. 6 – Only one lane open on eastbound or westbound I-70.
• Between U.S. 6 and the top of Floyd Hill – Eastbound or westbound I-70 will be closed between the bottom of Floyd Hill and the Beaver Brook Interchange (Exit 248), with traffic detoured to U.S. 6 and U.S. 40. To maintain safety due to additional traffic, law enforcement officers and flaggers will be directing vehicles along the 4 ½ mile detour route. Temporary stops signs also will be placed at key locations where side road traffic normally does not stop.
The project begins on eastbound I-70, at the east portal of the Twin Tunnels, and proceeds east to the top of Floyd Hill. It then switches to westbound I-70, moving west from the top of Floyd Hill.
Work also includes reconstructing the bridge at the bottom of Floyd Hill on westbound I-70. The paving and bridge work is expected to be completed by mid-September. Remaining items, such as striping and finishing work, will be done by September 30, 2011.
Construction continues Monday through Thursday from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. and until noon on Fridays. PLEASE NOTE: while the traffic holds will last for 5 minutes, delays will exceed that time, as traffic queues are cleared.
During construction hours, motorists can expect single-lane closures in both directions. The project goal is to minimize traffic delays to 20 minutes during normal travel conditions. The work on West Vail Pass will continue through September.
Floyd Hill Overnight Closure This Week
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing westbound I-70 overnight in the Floyd Hill area this week to allow full-width expansion joints to be removed and replaced across the Clear Creek Bridge. Replacing the joints periodically can extend the life of a bridge several years.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (May 9-11), from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., all lanes of westbound I-70 will be closed from the Beaver Brook Interchange (Exit 248) west to the U.S. 6 Interchange (Exit 244). Traffic will be detoured off I-70 at Beaver Brook – Exit 248, and use U.S. 40 (parallels I-70) to U.S. 6, at the bottom of Floyd Hill. All traffic then will take U.S. 6 back to I-70.
The bridge work moves one mile west to Hidden Valley on Wednesday night. Single lane closures will be in place on eastbound and westbound I-70, between the Twin Tunnels and the U.S. 6 junction, from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
Other Closures This Week:
There are several right lane westbound closures planned for sections of Summit and Clear Creek County this week for rail work and sand clean up. A single EB and WB lane will be closed overnight in the Eisenhower Tunnels this week from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
It is construction season so be prepared, and be patient!