I-70 Vail Pass Drain Installation

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Location: A seven-mile stretch of I-70, from mile points 183-190

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): Kirkland Construction

From July to November 2017, crews installed subsurface drains with manholes and sewer pipe across eastbound and westbound I-70 at Vail Pass to alleviate seasonal road-surface cracking.

The project team worked on five separate sites where soil swells and cracks the roadway when frozen.

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