Work to resume on I-70 bridge project

March 25, 2016 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE COUNTY —Work will resume on the I-70 bridge improvements project, located in the Eagle Vail area of Eagle County. The project is scheduled to kick off on Monday,
March 28, 2016 with bridge rehabilitation work on westbound I-70. Before the completion of the project in mid-June 2016, crews will replace joints on the westbound I-70 bridge, conduct slope and ditch paving in the area and reset the median to its pre-construction configuration. 

The focus of this Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consists of repairing and rehabilitating both the eastbound and westbound bridge structures located at approximately milepost 168.7, at the point where I-70 crosses over both the Eagle River and US 6. More specifically, work includes girder repair, bridge deck repair and re-paving and reinforcing current structures.

TRAVEL AND RECREATIONAL IMPACTS: Work hours are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. Some night work may be scheduled. Speeds are reduced in the area and from April 19 through May 21, vehicles over 11 feet will be restricted. Boat ramp access to the Eagle River at the construction site will be temporarily inaccessible after the construction start date and bicyclists and pedestrians may expect intermittent delays on the bike path directly underneath the work zone.

Structures, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado is the contractor for the $8.1 million project.  It is scheduled for completion before July 2016.

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at (970) 306-0155 or emailing [email protected] .  Motorists can also find construction updates for this project and other projects occurring in the Vail valley at

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