Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane
The project, part of CDOT’s comprehensive plan to improve travel in the I-70 Mountain Corridor, will upgrade 13-miles of Eastbound I-70 within CDOT’s existing right of way. The upgrades will create the I-70 Mountain Express Lane; a wide shoulder that – only during peak travel periods – will operate as a third travel lane. The I-70 Mountain Express Lane will be dynamically priced to keep traffic moving. Prices will lower when CDOT wants to encourage drivers to use the lane and rise as the lane reaches capacity. Click here for more information on how express lanes operate.
Utilizing the shoulder to create an express lane within the existing I-70 right-of-way during peak periods instead of adding a full lane has several benefits:
How will the I-70 Mountain Express Lane Work?
Fall 2015: Express Lane Closed
Fall 2015: Express Lane Open
Click here to view the weekly lane closure report.
Current Construction Activity:
Now that the Labor Day holiday has passed and tourist traffic along the I-70 mountain corridor is on the decline, crews will be doing more daytime work.
Anyone traveling through Clear Creek County on Monday through Friday should plan for up to 30 minute delays in the eastbound direction between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and up to 30 minute delays in the westbound direction between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Grading and paving work will also commence in the SH-103 interchange (Exit 240) on Monday, Sept. 28. This work will take about three weeks to complete and will involve the following travel restrictions:
Some additional notes about this work:
Please click here for full details about this work.
- Planning a Trip?
Slower speeds in construction zones may temporarily delay travel times. We want to make sure you have access to events, trails and towns that make Colorado great. Use the resources below to help you prepare: