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I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory

May 10, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Traffic continues to move smoothly on the two-lane, eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels.

Please remember to anticipate slower traffic and a 35 mph speed limit while the detour remains in place through late 2013.

Please Note: Blasting and/or rock scaling operations will require 20 to 30 minute traffic stops at various times throughout the week, not including peak travel periods such as Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. The daily blasting schedule is posted daily on the project hotline, (303) 327-4034 or webpage –www.coloradodot.info/projects/i70twintunnels

In addition to the frontage road detour, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have the following lane closures taking place, east and/or west of the Twin Tunnels, for various activities, including excavation work, pipe installation and asphalt patching:

  • Sunday, May 12
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Monday, May 13
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Tuesday, May 14
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Wednesday, May 15
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Thursday, May 16
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Friday, May 17
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday – one lane closed eastbound
  • Saturday, May 18
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – one lane closed eastbound

While these lane closures are in place, a 35 mph speed limit will be in effect and traffic slowing and delays up to 30 minutes should be expected, primarily during daylight hours.

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. Updates also are available via Twitter @coloradodot and on CDOT’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

Also, CDOT’s new smartphone application provides 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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