Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, construction crews will start bridge deck overlay work along eastbound I-70 near milepoint 174 as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation and Town of Vail’s I-70 Vail Underpass project. This work, which will require an around-the-clock eastbound lane closure for about two weeks, will increase the long-term durability and lifespan of the bridge, resulting in better long-term product for CDOT and the Town of Vail. Due to the nature of the overlay work, night work will be required to minimize the overall impact to the traveling public.
The area beneath the underpass will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the remainder of construction. The frontage roads will also remain in their current configuration until project completion — the South Frontage Road will serve eastbound drivers only, while the North Frontage Road will serve westbound drivers only.
The I-70 Vail Underpass project is progressing on schedule and on budget. The bridge overlay work scheduled to occur next week signifies a push toward project completion, expected for the end of October.