I-70 Traffic Stops This Week

March 21, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – As part of the current rockfall mitigation project on Interstate 70, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill on Thursday, March 24, to allow the safe delivery of materials to areas above the highway.

Beginning at about 10:30 a.m., drivers can expect traffic stops up to 20 minutes on eastbound and westbound I-70.   Westbound traffic will be stopped at the Georgetown Interchange (Exit 228); eastbound traffic at the Silver Plume Interchange (Exit 226).

CDOT expects to stop traffic a few times over a three to four hour period, with the stops concluding in early to mid-afternoon.

At all other times, Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to sundown, a right lane closure is in place on westbound I-70, at Georgetown Hill, and along the one-mile segment from the west end of Idaho Springs to the Fall River Road Interchange.  Drivers should anticipate some slowing through the area while traffic is reduced to one lane for rockfall fence and guardrail work.  All work is weather permitting.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info 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.