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Pedestrian Bridge to be installed over I-70 near Eagle this week

September 8, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Eagle Interchange Project Heading into the Home Stretch.

EAGLE COUNTY- On Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11 crews will implement a full closure of I-70 both eastbound and westbound near mile marker 147 in order to install a pedestrian bridge over the interstate.  The closure will be from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. both nights.

ALTERNATE ROUTE: Motorists traveling westbound will exit at Wolcott, mile marker 157 to US 6, and those traveling eastbound will exit at Eagle, mile marker 147 to US 6. As a reminder, the public is encouraged to use alternate routes during construction, including utilizing the Gypsum exit 140 and Wolcott exit 157 on I-70.

As construction gets closer to being completed, which is slated for the early part of December, several steps have been implemented in an effort to minimize impacts to locals and the traveling public.  Some of those steps include:

  • Scheduling the pedestrian bridge installation on days of the week and at night when traffic volumes will be lower. The bridge will be transported through the mountains in separate pre-fabricated pieces, allowing for a faster assembly, at a lesser cost to taxpayers.

  • The project team has been working hard to implement new ideas to accommodate traffic including, reducing flagging during rush hour and changing the Eby Creek/Chambers signal timing to optimize traffic flow.  As more pieces of the project are completed over the next several weeks, traffic flow will also naturally start to improve.

“The project team is excited to work towards wrapping this project up and providing the town of Eagle with an interchange we can all be proud of,” said Martha Miller, CDOT Resident Engineer. “CDOT would like to thank everyone for their patience the past two construction seasons.  We're excited to be headed into the home stretch,” she stated.

For more information related to the I-70 Eagle Interchange Project, contact the Public Information Team at 970-432-7876 or visit www.coloradodot.info/projects/i70ateagle/i-70-eagle-interchange-project.

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