Paving Work on Eastbound I-70 to Begin Thursday West of Eisenhower Tunnel

August 2, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Two lanes of traffic remain open.

SUMMIT COUNTY — On Thursday, August 4, maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pave eastbound I-70 at mile marker (MM) 212 directly west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

From 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 4, CDOT crews will leave two lanes of traffic open for motorists while closing one at a time for paving. The repairs will smooth the “bump” in the road caused by shifting soil in the spring and summer months. Motorists can expect short delays and are advised to slow down through the construction zone for their safety and the safety of crew members.

A permanent fix to the problem has already been implemented in the same area going westbound on I­­-70, and thanks to its success, CDOT has set aside $2.5 million in FASTER safety funds to fix the eastbound lanes in the fall of 2012. Until then, crews will be required to perform fixes and overlays to prevent the “bump” from becoming a hazard to motorists.

Traffic Impacts: Slowing and short delays from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 4. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on eastbound I-70 immediately west of the Eisenhower Tunnel at MM 212 with one lane closed at a time for repairs.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone. To receive updates about road conditions in the area, visit and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.