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I-70 Eagle Interchange – Phase 3 Construction Begins With North-Side Traffic Switch

August 26, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY — On Friday, August 30, Phase 3 construction north of I-70 will begin. This will result in a coordinated traffic switch along Eby Creek Road north of I-70, as well as a new traffic alignment for the westbound off-ramp.

Phase 3 construction activities will begin on the westbound on-ramp, the south half of the westbound off-ramp, and the west half of Eby Creek Road north of I-70. Phase 3 is estimated to end in mid-October. Currently, construction is progressing on schedule.

TRAFFIC SWITCH IMPACTS MINIMAL- After the traffic switch, the existing number of travel and turn lanes will be maintained, but traffic will be shifted into a slightly different configuration. Access to homes and businesses will not be impacted, and no closures or delays are expected.

GENERAL TRAVEL IMPACTS - (For weekly lane closure reports, posted each Friday, please consult the project web page or sign up to receive updates; details below.) Normal construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and motorists should anticipate some single-lane reductions at the interchange throughout the duration of construction.

PROJECT PROGRESS - Phase 2 of construction will wrap up over the next two weeks as Phase 3 gets underway. Phase 2 work has included:

  • Construction of the west half of the Eby Creek Road new roadway between I-70 and Chambers
  • New underground utilities between I-70 and Chambers
  • Construction of two new off-ramps at I-70
  • Construction on the north side between I-70 and Market Street

PROJECT QUESTIONS & UPDATES: Information on the project is available at: 970-432-7876 or by writing to [email protected]. To receive project updates (and also real-time updates about road conditions in your area), visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Follow the instructions to sign up for “I-70 Eagle” on the Projects list (and any other highway or project of interest). Information about weekly lane closures statewide is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Up-to-date road conditions statewide are available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. CDOT updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot; be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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