Periodic traffic stops planned this week for rockfall maintenance work on westbound I-70 at Georgetown

Travel Advisory

November 7, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado - No impacts to eastbound travel planned at this time

Clear Creek County ― Traffic holds are planned for rock scaling operations on westbound I-70 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday, November 8 - 10. Westbound travel will be impacted during these times with intermittent traffic stops and delays. Westbound motorists can avoid delays by planning their trips before and after the traffic holds. No impacts to eastbound travel planned at this time.

The scaling is a proactive measure to remove the rocks, preventing a potential rockfall. Road closures must occur during daytime hours because the rock scaling crews need the daylight and visibility to do their work and clear debris should it fall onto the road.

The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather.

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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