Traffic Advisory - I-70 Traffic Stops in Idaho Springs/Georgetown areas

April 8, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Lane closures and traffic stops are taking place on Interstate 70 at Fall River Road and Georgetown Hill this week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
  • Monday, April 8, through Thursday, April 11
  • Right lane closed westbound from Georgetown to Silver Plume – 10 a.m. to sundown
  • Traffic stops of 20 minutes on eastbound and westbound I-70 throughout the day (approximately twice each hour) from 10:30 a.m. until sundown.  All traffic will be stopped east and west of Fall River Road, one mile west of Idaho Springs.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) must stop traffic whenever rock work is taking place above the highway to maintain safety through the area for the traveling public.

PLEASE NOTE:  CDOT personnel from this project and the I-70 Twin Tunnels widening project are coordinating traffic stops to minimize wait times for motorists.  The goal is to avoid double stops for drivers.  However, backups are still possible at the Twin Tunnels due to lane closures.

Removing loose rocks and securing additional rocks and boulders west of Idaho Springs and at Georgetown Hill is providing I-70 drivers with long-term safety enhancements in an area that can be prone to rockfall.

Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects is 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.

CDOT’s new smartphone application also is providing 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.