Public Invited to I-70 Vail Underpass Open House

February 26, 2016 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Meeting to Detail Upcoming I-70 and Vail Frontage Road Traffic Impacts.

VAIL — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Town of Vail are hosting an open house next week to discuss upcoming work schedules, traffic impacts and detours regarding the I-70 Vail Underpass project. Preliminary construction work will take place in late March to prepare for a traffic shift and the start of major construction activities in early April.

The meeting will be held:

Monday, Feb. 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
First floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center, 395 S. Frontage Road West, Vail, CO.

The informal open house will feature project information stations and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the project team. Informational boards will provide additional details about the project.

“This is an excellent opportunity for local residents and businesses to see what’s expected during construction,” said Matt Figgs, CDOT Project Engineer. “While the first major traffic shift and detour won’t occur until April, construction crews will be working along I-70 in late March in preparation of the underpass construction. Open house attendees will learn how to stay informed throughout the project.”

For updated project information, visit, or call 970-685-7706.

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The I-70 Vail Underpass project will add an additional underpass near I-70 milepoint 175, connecting the north and south frontage roads between the Vail Town Center and West Vail interchanges. The project does not construct additional I-70 exits/interchanges into the town of Vail. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2017.