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I-70 Eagle Interchange Traffic Switch

October 17, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE - Traffic on Eby Creek Road between Chambers and I-70 is now switched to a new configuration.

Two newly paved lanes on northbound Eby Creek Road is open to motorists, allowing for two lanes of traffic in each direction.

The intersection at Eby Creek Road and the eastbound I-70 ramps now has traffic switched onto the new roundabout configuration.  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. Currently, roundabout construction is still in progress, and work will continue in adjacent areas through November. Though this new roundabout is both safe and fully functional, motorists are still advised to drive with caution through the new traffic configuration.

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL UPDATESTHIS WEEK: Sunday, October 20, the Loren Lane entrance off of Eby Creek Road will remain closed to accommodate earthwork and storm drain construction. This entrance will reopen fully on Monday.Sunday through Friday, from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM, both northbound and southbound North Eby Creek Road will experience single lane closures at Market Street for waterline installation.

ONGOING 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.

PEDESTRIAN 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: Crews are now concentrating on completing the concrete paving and roundabouts at the I-70 ramps. Construction is progressing on schedule, and all 2013 work will wrap up for the winter in mid-December. Construction will resume in the spring of 2014.

PROJECT QUESTIONS & UPDATES: Information on the project is available at: 970-432-7876 or by writing to [email protected]. 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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