I-70 Eagle Interchange - Traffic Switch

September 18, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE - Next Wednesday, September 25, the I-70 Eagle Interchange construction project will complete a significant milestone: the intersection of Eby Creek Road and westbound I-70 ramps will adopt a new roundabout traffic configuration, increasing safety and reducing westbound off-ramp delays.

The roundabout transition will occur outside of peak traffic hours in order to minimize the impact on motorists.

Though there will be ongoing construction near the roundabout, all existing travel and turn lanes within the project area will be maintained both during and after the roundabout transition. However, the existing traffic signal at the westbound ramps will be removed. After the reconfiguration, drivers will be required to yield to vehicles on their left prior to entering the roundabout.

Minimal Impacts During Switch
During this transition, the Eby Creek Road and I-70 eastbound ramps intersection will remain unchanged. Access to homes and businesses will also not be impacted.

Pedestrians Safety
Pedestrians are encouraged to navigate the construction zone via the east side of the Eby Creek Bridge over I-70.  Traffic control flaggers will be available during construction hours to help pedestrians cross traffic lanes.

Project Progress
Currently the project is in Phase 3 of construction. Work is concentrated on the I-70 westbound on-ramp, the south half of the I-70 westbound off-ramp, and the west half of Eby Creek Road north of I-70.  Phase 3 construction is slated to end in early October and is progressing on schedule.

General Project 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 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.