Cable rail and guardrail to be installed on I-70 near Silt and New Castle

Travel Advisory

April 11, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado

Garfield County — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Siete, Inc., will install cable rail and guardrail on Interstate 70 starting in early April. Work will take place on I-70 starting at Silt (exit 97) and moving east. The project will begin with cable barrier installation between Mile Point 97 and MP 99. Crews will then install guardrail from MP 102 to MP 108, near New Castle. Work began the week of April 4 and is anticipated to be complete in November 2022. Motorists should plan for 5 minutes additional travel time when driving through the project. The cable rail and guardrail upgrades along the corridor will significantly improve motorist safety on I-70.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter work on I-70 between Rifle and Glenwood Springs. Traffic impacts include:

  • Motorists should plan for 5 minutes additional travel time.
  • Working hours from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Various lane and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone.
  • Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.

I-70 cable rail installation project map - garfield county

Project Information

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Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

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