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I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory

October 19, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Full closures of the *westbound *Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs are scheduled overnight next week to grout the inside of the tunnel bore.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement the following overnight closures:

  • Monday, October 22, 8 p.m. to Tuesday, October 23, 7 a.m.
    Eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the eastbound bore
  • Tuesday, October 23, 8 p.m. to Wednesday, October 24, 7 a.m.
    Eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the eastbound bore
  • Wednesday, October 24, 8 p.m. to Thursday, October 25, 7 a.m.
    Eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the eastbound bore
  • Thursday, October 25, 8 p.m. to Friday, October, 26, 7 a.m.
    Eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the eastbound bore

Preparations for head-to-head traffic begin at 6 p.m., with the single lane configuration in place by 8 p.m. When I-70 is reduced to a single lane, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph and vehicles wider than 11 feet will not be allowed through the area.

Similar lane closures should be anticipated for the next several weeks, not including weekends and holidays. Weekly advisories will continue to be distributed, detailing traffic impacts for the following week.

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.

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