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Work on I-70 Bridge Project

  • 28 March 2015
Work on a bridge project that was in winter shutdown will begin again on Monday, March 30. This Colorado Department of Transportation project consists of repairing and rehabilitating both the eastbound and westbound bridge structures located at approximately milepost 168.7, at the point where I-70 crosses over both the Eagle River and US 6. More specifically, work includes girder repair, bridge deck repair and re-paving and reinforcing current structures.

TRAFFIC AND RECREATIONAL IMPACTS: Intermittent lane closures along US 6 at approximately mile maker 172 and on I-70 at mile marker 168.7 both east and westbound.  The bike path adjacent to westbound US 6 may be closed intermittently, please pay attention to flaggers situated on the project. This week may also see possible shoulder closures from mile marker 166.5 to 171.2 on I-70 for sign installation.

During construction, work hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. Night work is expected. Speeds will be reduced in the area and vehicles over 11 feet will be restricted. Boat ramp access to the Eagle River at the construction site will be temporarily inaccessible after the construction start date and bicyclists and pedestrians may expect intermittent delays on the bike path directly underneath the work zone for equipment access.

Structures, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado is the contractor for the $8.1 million project. It is scheduled for completion before July 2016.

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at (970) 306-0155 or emailing I70EagleVail@gmail.com. Motorists can also find construction updates for this project and other projects occurring in the Vail valley at www.vailgov.com.

Stay Informed:
The best way to stay up to date on project progress and impacts is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT’s website at www.coloradodot.info and click on the envelope in the talk bubble in the lower right corner of the page. Enter your information and choose the project location you are interested in receiving updates on. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.
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