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I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory

January 18, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Day and night lane closures are scheduled next week at the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for wall construction, grouting, rock scaling and drilling work.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is suspending work for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday but will implement the following closures Tuesday through Friday:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – right lane closed eastbound; 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – right lane closed eastbound; noon to 3 p.m. – left lane closed westbound; 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore.
  • Thursday, January 24, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – right lane closed eastbound; 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore.
  • Friday, January 25, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – right lane closed eastbound

The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph while the traffic lanes are reduced.

Adding a third lane to eastbound I-70 from east Idaho Springs to the bottom of Floyd Hill is part of CDOT’s strategy at reducing congestion along one of the state’s busiest corridors which, in turn, will improve gas mileage and air quality.

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, includingI-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs. Updates also are available via Twitter @coloradodot and on CDOT’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

CDOT also has launched a new smartphone application to provide drivers with easier access to I-70 traveler information. It includes travel speeds and times, road conditions, incidents, road work; and feeds from CDOT's closed-circuit television cameras and alerts.  Text CDOT to 25827 or download CDOT Mobile from your App store.

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