Overnight Closure of I-70 – West of Tunnel

October 26, 2010 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close Interstate 70 between the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT) and Silverthorne tonight to allow maintenance crews to clear snow from the left lane, currently closed to traffic for median barrier construction.

Beginning at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, eastbound I-70 will be closed at Silverthorne.  All traffic will exit the highway at the Silverthorne Interchange (Exit 205) and use U.S. 6 through Dillon, Keystone and Loveland Pass, returning to I-70 just east of the EJMT.

When work is completed on eastbound I-70 at approximately 3 a.m., all eastbound lanes will reopen and westbound I-70 will be closed at the Loveland Pass interchange, just east of the EJMT.  All traffic will be detoured to U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass, returning to I-70 at Silverthorne.

Westbound I-70 will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

CDOT needs to close all lanes of I-70 since the center and right lanes will be needed during clearing operations to temporarily store traffic control devices and heavy amounts of snow.

Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.