I-70 West Vail Pass Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: April - December 2021
  • Location: East of Vail/West Vail Pass

Map of West Vail Pass Resurfacing Project

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Project Complete!

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Elam Construction have begun work on the Interstate 70 West Vail Pass resurfacing project. The project will take place on I-70, from just east of Vail to just east of the Vail Pass summit (Mile Points 176-191). This project will focus on a hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge-decks, and installing guardrail that meet the new safety standard requirements.

The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, a smoother road surface and will eliminate ruts and road damage. Crews will focus on repairing bridge joints and weak spots to the bridge-decks to strengthen and increase the durability of the infrastructure while the new guardrail will be 31” high instead of 27” high, to help vehicles remain on the road. These improvements will make the highway safer for the traveling public.      

Work Schedule

  • Work is complete

Traffic Impacts

  • No further traffic impacts