Projects

I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing

Work This Week

September 20 to September 25

Motorists should plan for:

  • Sunday 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 173 to 174
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 173 to 175 and MP 186
  • Monday 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 173 to 176
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 173 to 175
  • Tuesday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 176
  • Tuesday 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 173 to 179
  • Wednesday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 180 to 181
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 175 to 176
  • Wednesday 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 176 to 180
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 179 to 180
  • Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 180 to 181
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 175 to 176
  • Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Eastbound single lane closure at MP 178 to 180
    • Westbound single lane closure at MP 179 to 180

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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 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

  • 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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