Daytime lane closures planned for Saturdays along I-70 mountain corridor

October 30, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Work on Express Lane continues through Clear Creek County.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – With the mid December opening of the I-70 Mountain Corridor Express Lane along eastbound I-70 rapidly approaching, construction crews are taking advantage of the lower traffic volumes this time of year by scheduling Saturday work that requires closing lanes on I-70 through Clear Creek County.     

Various daytime lane closures will be in place along eastbound and westbound I-70 between Georgetown and Idaho Springs each Saturday beginning tomorrow and continuing until the Thanksgiving holiday.

Crews are working in this area to widen eastbound I-70 to create a third, optional tolled express lane for use during peak travel periods.

On Saturdays there will be lane closures in various locations in both directions while crews put signs in place, install fiberoptics to the electronic boards and perform various other activities to prepare the Express Lane for the mid-December opening.

PROJECT INFORMATION: For more information on this project, visit or call the project hotline at 303-223-6581. For information on I-70 travel conditions, visit, download the CDOT Mobile app, sign up for GovDelivery or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at