Rockfall Mitigation Work on I-70 Near Idaho Springs Canceled for Tomorrow

February 16, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Due to the potential for high winds and snow, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has canceled the rockfall mitigation work scheduled for tomorrow, February 17th, on I-70 near Idaho Springs. No work will take place on I-70 at Georgetown Hill either.

The work will resume next week and more information regarding potential traffic impacts will be released later this week.

The work is part of a rockfall mitigation project along I-70 near Georgetown and Idaho Springs.  The work includes rock scaling; installation of rockfall fencing, netting and mesh; and new guardrail.  Midwest Rockfall Inc. is the contractor for the $704,000 project.  The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of May 2011.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects are available at or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs.