I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing

About the Project

In November 2020, CDOT and contract partner Elam Construction completed this resurfacing project on I-70 from mile point (MP) 172 to MP 187 by Vail, CO. The $10.5 million project began in April 2020

Work consisted of hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay, rumble strip installation, new guardrail, bridge-deck repairs, striping, drainage improvements, sign installation and erosion control.

Why was the work completed?
As part of CDOT’s Whole System - Whole Safety initiative, this project focused on a hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge-decks, and installing guardrail to meet the new safety standard requirements. The HMA added approximately 10 years of life to the highway, a smoother road surface and will eliminate ruts and road damage.

Crews focused on repairing bridge joints and weak spots to the bridge-decks to strengthen and increase the durability of the infrastructure. The new guardrail is now 31” high instead of 27” high, to help vehicles remain on the road. These improvements made the highway safer for the traveling public.

I-70 Vail Resurfacing East to West Project Map

Project Facts

  • Cost: $10.5 million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: April - October 2020
  • Location: East and Westbound I-70 near Vail

Proposed Work Schedule

  • Work is complete.

Traffic Impacts

  • No further traffic impacts