I-70 Rockfall Mitigation E. of Dumont

About the Project:

This rockfall mitigation work will help stabilize the slope where a 2019 rockslide the day after Thanksgiving prompted an emergency closure of I-70. Rock scaling work done immediately after this slide and rock blasting in mid-December 2019 helped stabilize the slope by removing loose material.

This follow-up work will allow crews to install the anchor bolts and cover the slope with rockfall mesh to help prevent rocks from falling onto I-70 below.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $900,000
  • Contractor: GeoStablization 
  • Timeline: May - July 2021
  • Location: I-70 just east of Dumont in Clear Creek County

Work Schedule

  • Work is expected to be complete by the end of July. The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather and other unforeseen circumstances.  

Traffic Impacts

  • Tuesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 14: Traffic stops will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day while a helicopter is used to lift rockfall mesh materials into place on the slope above the highway. Drivers should plan for delays of up to 30 minutes if driving through this area..