Installation of New Wildlife Fence Begins along I-70

March 20, 2017 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place between Dotsero and Eagle-Vail

EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started work on Interstate 70 (I-70), installing more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing. Work will include tall fence installation along the interstate which will enhance the safety of this mountain corridor by reducing vehicle collisions with wildlife.

Project work will begin at mile post (MP) 130 on I-70 west of Dotsero and continue until MP 171.5 east of Eagle-Vail. All work is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Kirkland Construction of Rye, CO is the prime contractor on this $2,557,069 project.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Travelers should expect shoulder and single lane closures on I-70 during working hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. until noon on Fridays. Motorists need to also be aware of possible traffic stops along the roadway. Overnight weekend work may occur on select Saturdays and Sundays as needed. A speed reduction to 45 mph will be in place as necessary. There are no vehicle width or height restrictions predicted for this project.

STAY INFORMED: For project updates, please email [email protected], or call the project hotline at (970) 306-4549.

For information about other CDOT projects, the public may log on to CDOT’S traveler information web sites at, or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!