I-70 Traffic Stops Rescheduled for Next Week at Georgetown Hill

April 28, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is planning to stop traffic on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill on Monday, May 2, while rockfall fencing or rock removals are taking place in areas above the highway.

Traffic stops are required to maximize safety for the traveling public.

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 several times throughout the day, with the stops concluding by late afternoon.

CDOT needs to stop traffic for one day only.  If key construction equipment is unavailable or unfavorable weather is present in the Georgetown area on Monday, the traffic stops will take place on either Tuesday, May 3 OR Wednesday, May 4.

On days when stops are not taking place on Georgetown Hill, drivers should anticipate some slowing through the area from 10:30 a.m. to sundown, since traffic will be reduced to one lane for rockfall fence work.

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.