I-70 West Vail Pass Resurfacing

Work this Week

Week of April 11, 2021

Motorists should plan for:

  • Starting Monday there will be a 24/7 eastbound right lane closure from MP 184 to 185.
  • Monday westbound left lane closure at MP 181.5 and MP 185.
  • Tuesday through Thursday various westbound single lane closures from MP 181 to 184.
  • Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Project Facts

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

About the Project:

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.      

Additional work will include: rumble strip installation, striping, drainage improvements, sign installation and erosion control.

Work Schedule

  • Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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