Guardrail Replacement on I-70 between Georgetown and Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel to Resume Monday

May 5, 2016 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Motorists can expect single lane closures

GEORGETOWN – Construction will resume May 9, on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Guardrail Repair and Replacement project on Interstate 70, from Georgetown to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT). The project will include guardrail repair and replacement along the 13-mile section of I-70. In addition to this work, two new inlets near Georgetown at Mile Point (MP) 225 will be installed. Work is expected to last through mid-June 2016.

APC Southern Construction of Golden, Colorado was awarded the $6.5 million contract for this project.

“The guardrail improvements are necessary to provide a safer roadway for travelers,” says Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1 Transportation Director. “The new inlets will keep water from overflowing or pooling in the event of heavy rain or snow.”

Traffic Impacts

Normal working hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with crews off the road on Fridays by noon. Initially, crews will repair and replace guardrails on Eastbound I-70 near Georgetown, progressing west towards EJMT. Motorists can expect single lane closures of a half mile to a mile in length at any given time during the project. For the safety of the project team, speed limits will be reduced to 50 mph through the work zone. Traffic fines in the construction zone will be doubled.

Contact the Project Team

If you have questions about the project, you can contact the Public Information Team at 720-386-5686, or email [email protected]Information about weekly lane closures will be available at Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at