I-70 Repaving & Guardrail Replacement Between Vail Pass & Officers Gulch

Work this Week
Oct. 15-18

On Monday, Oct 15 and Tuesday, Oct 16, crews will close the eastbound left lane (mile points 192 to 194) for guardrail work.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $6.7 million
  • Contractor: APC Southern Construction Company
  • Timeline: May - October 2018
  • Location: On I-70, on the east side of Vail Pass (mile points 190 to 197.5) in Summit County

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On Monday, May 7, 2018, crews began repairing and repaving a 7.5-mile section of I-70 between Vail Pass and Officers Gulch in Summit County.

This work will improve the smoothness and safety of both directions of I-70 from mile points 190 through 197.5—a section of the interstate that has deteriorated following winter weather conditions, including the use of chains. Additionally, crews will upgrade concrete barriers and guardrail to ensure travelers' safety.


The resurfacing project is financed by the Surface Treatment Fund. In addition, the project is partially supplemented with Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) dollars for the guardrail improvements.

Schedule & Travel Impacts

  • Daytime work hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
    Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during these hours.
  • No work will take place on weekends or on Fridays after 7 a.m.
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 40 mph throughout the work zone.
  • Expect single-lane closures at night Monday through Thursday for up to two miles at a time as crews pave.
  • A permit-load restriction will be in effect.
  • Please plan additional time for your commute.

Time Frame

Work Being Completed


Time of Day

Early May to mid-May Concrete barrier replacement Westbound Daytime
Mid-May to mid-June Concrete barrier replacement Eastbound Daytime
June through August Various two-mile closures throughout the work zone as needed Eastbound and westbound 24 hours
Early June to early July Asphalt removal and paving Westbound Daytime
Early July to early August Asphalt removal and paving Eastbound Daytime
Early August to mid-August Guardrail replacement Westbound Daytime
Mid-August to late August Guardrail replacement Eastbound Daytime