Controlled burn near Silt tomorrow will be visible from I-70

February 24, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GARFIELD COUNTY/SILT – Motorists traveling on I-70 near Silt tomorrow should be aware of a controlled burn taking place.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have one lane closed both eastbound and westbound on I-70 as a safety precaution as the area identified for the operation is adjacent to the interstate.  The burn is scheduled to begin at noon. The town of Silt is the agency conducting the burn.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  The lane closure will run from mile markers 96-97 eastbound and mile markers 98-97 westbound.  Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the closure. Please “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

CDOT encourages motorists to consult the department’s traveler information tools for real-time updates:  

  • Call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions;

  • Visit and CDOT Mobile;

  • Sign up for GovDelivery alerts;

  • Follow CDOT on Twitter and Facebook (though the latter will not provide the most up-to-date news and conditions).