I-70: US 6 to Georgetown project shifting to daytime work hours

October 3, 2016 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project completion scheduled for summer 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project on Interstate 70 from US 6 to Georgetown will be switching to daytime hours on Monday, Oct. 3. Working hours will be Monday through Thursdayfrom 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists can expect 15 to 30 minute delays when traveling through the work area.

The purpose of this project is to resurface the roadway, which will improve safety through a smoother surface. Due to dropping nighttime temperatures, the project has switched to daytime hours as it is too cold to continue paving at night.

This project includes milling, Hot Mix Asphalt paving, resetting and replacing Type 3 guardrail, culvert cleaning, signing and striping, and erosion control.

Drivers should be prepared for lane shifts and lane closures throughout the project area. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH and vehicles wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone. For ramp closures, traffic will be detoured to the next exit.

The project is on schedule and expects to finish in summer 2017. Work hours could be extended or additional weekend closures could be scheduled.   

The prime contractor for the $7 million project is APC Construction.

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION:  For updates to this project, the public may call (888) 759-6197, option 6 or email US6toGeorgetownInfo@gmail.com. To sign up for “CDOT Alerts” on projects in your chosen area, visit CDOT’s website at www.codot.gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Major CDOT project updates are also available via CoTrip.org, Twitter @coloradodot or Facebook.