The right lane closure on westbound Interstate 70 through Dowd Junction, just west of Vail, has been removed. Crews were able to complete ditch cleaning operations Tuesday afternoon. Rocks were removed from the ditch parallel to I-70 to improve its effectiveness as a rockfall catch area.
No further road or lane closures are anticipated at this time.
As part of its Whole System – Whole Safety campaign, CDOT prioritizes the removal or the securing of potential, identified hazards such as loose rocks and boulders. This operation provides I-70 drivers with a safety enhancement through an area that is prone to rockfall.