I-70 Traffic Stops in Georgetown area; Lane Closure west of Idaho Springs

May 17, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Daytime traffic stops and lane closures are taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill and at Fall River Road near Idaho Springs next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.


10 a.m. to dark: Tuesday through Thursday – traffic stops of 20 minutes on eastbound and westbound    I-70, approximately twice an hour

10 a.m. to dark: Tuesday through Thursday – right lane closure.

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.


10 a.m. to dark: Tuesday through Thursday – single lane closure westbound, about one mile west of Idaho Springs.

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.

CDOT anticipates that this is the final week of rock work until late 2013.  Sporadic lane closures remain a possibility for the last week of May if any more mitigation is necessary.