Traffic Stops at Georgetown Hill Next Week

May 13, 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 Tuesday, May 17, allowing rockfall fencing to be installed 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.

On Monday and Wednesday (May 16 & 18), one lane will be closed on westbound I-70 at 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 and barrier removal.

One lane will be closed on eastbound and westbound I-70 through the same area on Thursday, May 19, from 10:30 to sundown.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects will be 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.