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I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory

January 25, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Blasting Operations Rescheduled

IDAHO SPRINGS – Daytime and overnight lane closures are scheduled next week at the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock drilling, scaling, grouting and wall construction.  Blasting operations – originally scheduled on Tuesday and Friday – now will take place early on  Thursday.

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

  • Monday, January 28

o   6 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Right lane closed eastbound

o   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Left lane closed westbound

o   6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore

  • Tuesday, January 29

o   6 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Right lane closed eastbound

o   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Left lane closed westbound

o   6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore

  • Wednesday, January 30

o   6 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Right lane closed eastbound

o   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Left lane closed westbound

o   6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore

  • Thursday, January 31

o   6 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Right lane closed eastbound

o   Approximately 8 a.m. – Rock blasting: All traffic stopped for 15 to 20 minutes

o   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Left lane closed westbound

o   6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday – eastbound I-70 closed.  Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the westbound bore

  • Friday, February 1

o   6 a.m. to 1 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.

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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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