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Overnight lane closures at Eisenhower Tunnel for fire system testing

July 8, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Motorists can expect lane closures in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel overnight beginning Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11th as The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completes testing of the fixed fire suppression system in the tunnel. This testing is crucial in ensuring the system is properly working in the event a fire breaks out in the tunnel.

The lane closure schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, July 8- a single lane of westbound I-70 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9- full closure of westbound I-70 from exit 216, Loveland Pass, through the EJMT from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be detoured over Loveland Pass (US 6).
  • Wednesday, July 10- full closure of eastbound I-70 from exit 216, Loveland Pass, through the EJMT from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be detoured over Loveland Pass (US 6).
  • Thursday, July 11- a single lane of eastbound I-70 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Please note, the full closures on July 9 and 10 allow for the testing to take place in a more efficient manner without   stopping traffic for each test.

Motorists can stay up to date on road closures at all times at cotrip.org. Drivers can also sign up for customized travel alerts via text and email on CDOT’s website.

 

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