Overnight Closures of I-70 Continue Next Week

May 20, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Wet Weather Delays Project

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be closing westbound Interstate 70 in the Floyd Hill area again next week to allow full-width expansion joints to be removed and replaced across the Clear Creek Bridge.  Work is being rescheduled due to rain and snow this week.

All lanes of westbound I-70 will be closed, from the Beaver Brook Interchange (Exit 248) west to the U.S. 6 Interchange (Exit 244), during the following hours:

  • 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Sunday, May 22
  • 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Monday, May 23

Traffic will be detoured off I-70 at Beaver Brook – Exit 248, and use U.S. 40 (parallels I-70) to U.S. 6, at the bottom of Floyd Hill.  All traffic then will take U.S. 6 back to I-70.

To maintain safety due to additional traffic, law enforcement officers and flaggers will be directing vehicles along the 4 ½ mile detour route.  Temporary stops signs also will be placed at key locations along U.S. 40 where side road traffic normally does not stop.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (May 24-26), only one lane will be open on eastbound I-70, from the Twin Tunnels to the U.S. 6 junction, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., for expansion joint replacement at the Hidden Valley Bridge.

Daytime work also will be taking place under the I-70 Clear Creek Bridge next week.  Occasional ramp closures will be necessary at the U.S. 6 interchange from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Detours will be in place to maintain access to U.S. 6 and I-70.

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.