Right lane of WB I-70 at US 6/Loveland Bridge to close from Sunday night to Friday morning for bridge repairs

September 18, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Delays expected on east side of Eisenhower Johnson Memorial tunnel.

CLEAR CREEK — Beginning Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. until Friday, Sept. 25, at 12 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will require a half-mile (mile-markers 215.8 to 216.5) single right lane closure of westbound I-70 to conduct necessary repairs of the bridge expansion joints on the US 6 bridge near the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels.

“This work is part of a plan to address deterioration of pavement and bridges caused by tire chains, deicing chemicals and heavy vehicle use that occur in winter,” said Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1 Transportation Director.

Due to the lane closure, delays should be expected. Additionally, the I-70 on-ramp from US 6 near Loveland Pass will be closed. Motorist needing to access westbound I-70 from U S6 will be detoured onto eastbound I-70 to Exit 218 and directed to reenter westbound I-70 using that on-ramp. All work is weather dependent.

APC Construction of Golden, Colorado is the contractor for the $6.5 million project, which is expected to conclude in October 2015.

Please use caution and stay alert while traveling through the construction zone. Traffic fines may be doubled in construction zones.

If you have questions about the project, contact the Public Information Team at 970-306-6855 or at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

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