I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing

Work This Week

July 13 to July 16
  • Hours of operation this week: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • There will be a 14 ft. width restriction during hours of operation.
  • Motorists can expect the following ramp closures on I-70 during nighttime hours, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Monday 7/13 - Exit 173 westbound off-rampTuesday 7/14 - Exit 180 westbound off and on-ramp
    • Tuesday 7/14 - Exit 176 eastbound off-ramp
    • Wednesday 7/15 - Exit 176 westbound off and on-ramp
    • Wednesday 7/15 - Exit 180 eastbound on-ramp
    • Thursday 7/16 - Exit 173 westbound off and on-ramp
    • Thursday 7/16 - Exit 176 eastbound on-ramp

About the Project

Starting on Monday, April 6, 2020, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner Elam Construction will begin a resurfacing project on I-70 from mile point (MP) 172 to MP 187 by Vail, CO. The $10.5 million project has an anticipated completion date of Oct. 2020.

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

Why is the work being completed?
As part of CDOT’s Whole System - Whole Safety initiative, 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

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

  • Hours of operation are Monday from 10 am to 7 pm and Wednesday through Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists can expect an east and westbound single lane closure from MP 177 to 179.

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