Vail Pass Bike Path Closures Begin Next Week

August 28, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Path remains open on weekends.

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the Vail Pass Bike Path between Copper Mountain and the top of Vail Pass for the next few weeks.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 3, the path will be closed around the clock on weekdays to all bike and pedestrian traffic for rotomilling and paving operations.  Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

The path will be open for travel on weekends.  In addition, the path on the west side of Vail Pass remains open seven days a week.

Drivers on eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 also should expect occasional lane closures near the top on the east side of Vail Pass, allowing construction equipment access to and from the bike path.

Construction began on the five mile recreational path in early July.  In addition to removing and replacing the asphalt pavement, work also includes reconstructing five timber bridges, new signing and striping.

Columbine Hills Concrete Inc. of Silverthorne, CO is the contractor for the $998,000 project.

As a multi-modal agency, CDOT owns and maintains other recreational paths, including through Glenwood Canyon, C-470 around the south/southwest Denver area, and parallel to State Highway 9 between Fairplay and Alma.

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