I-70 Twin Tunnels Weekly Traffic Advisory

August 2, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - IDAHO SPRINGS – Although a majority of the required blasting work is complete through the eastbound Twin Tunnels, lane closures continue through the area for paving, striping and barrier work.

Next week’s closures are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, August 5
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday – left or right lane closed westbound
  • Tuesday, August 6
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday – at Exit 244 (bottom of Floyd Hill) off-ramp from eastbound I-70 to  U.S. 6 and on-ramp from westbound U.S. 6 to westbound I-70 closed or traffic flagged
  • Wednesday, August 7
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday – left or right lane closed eastbound
  • Thursday, August 8
    • 4 a.m. to noon – left lane closed westbound
    • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday – left or right lane closed eastbound

Drivers should be prepared for longer than normal delays while the above lane closures are in place – depending on traffic volumes.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recommends that drivers plan extra driving time for their trips through this area, primarily during daylight hours.

Even though daily blasting is complete, a periodic blast still may be required to remove any additional rock.  When necessary, the blasting schedule will be posted on the project hotline, (303) 327-4034 or webpage – www.coloradodot.info/projects/i70twintunnels

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.

Also, CDOT’s 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.

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.