Expect lengthy delays on the I-70 mountain corridor next week

October 27, 2016 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Rock scaling and mitigation on Georgetown Hill requires periodic traffic stops on I-70

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Taking advantage of lower traffic volumes on the I-70 mountain corridor, the Colorado Department of Transportation will perform necessary rockfall mitigation on Georgetown Hill to protect motorist safety. With intermittent traffic stops planned for next week, those traveling the corridor through Clear Creek County should plan on delays of up to two hours. 


On Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. motorists can expect 20 minute traffic holds in both directions of I-70 between mile posts 226 and 228 as a helicopter is used to hang new rockfall panels on Georgetown Hill. These panels will help protect motorists from potential future rockfall situations.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and Wednesday, Nov. 9, motorists can expect 20-minute traffic holds in both directions of I-70 between mile posts 226 and 228 for rock scaling work. Crews will remove rock debris that has accumulated under the rockfall netting. The netting will be lifted by a crane in order to free the loose rock and push it down the slope with pry bars. A temporary barrier will be installed in the ditch in an attempt to keep scaled rock off the roadway to help expedite the required traffic holds.

For information on I-70 travel conditions, visit COTrip.org, 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 Facebook.com/coloradodot