I-70 Expected to Open by Early Evening

March 5, 2019 -

CDOT anticipates opening Interstate 70 to traffic, east of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels, within the next two hours.

One lane of eastbound will open east from the Loveland Pass Interchange.  Both lanes of westbound will open west from the U.S. 40/Empire Interchange.  
Traffic control will be in place on eastbound I-70 in the Herman Gulch area (three miles east of the Tunnels), reducing the highway to one lane where mitigation operations took place, due to damaged cable rail.  Drivers should be prepared for slow moving traffic through that area.  CDOT also will be metering commercial trucks back onto I-70 at the Loveland Pass Interchange to maintain the safe movement of all traffic.