CDOT to start interchange paving this week |

CDOT to start interchange paving this week

SILVERTHORNE – Paving of the Interstate 70 interchange in Silverthorne is scheduled to start Monday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Asphalt Paving plans to pave from north on Highway 9 to Fourth Street and then south from Fourth Street to the Interstate 70 exchange from Monday through Sept. 26. That work will wrap up the five-mile-long repaving project, which began in late July.

When contractors milled the interchange area in early August, chaos ensued. Traffic in all directions of the exchange was backed up for about 45 minutes. But that shouldn’t happen this time, workers said.

Delays for drivers getting on and off the highway ramps should not exceed 10 minutes, according to a press release from CDOT project engineer Kevin Brown and Asphalt Paving project superintendent Robin Schneider.

Contractors will maintain two-way traffic on Highway 9 throughout the work, according to the release. A detour through Silverthorne also is planned, using Adams Avenue and Stephens Way. Colorado State Patrol officers and flaggers also will expedite the flow of traffic through the work area.

During this portion of the project, electronic message boards and radio bulletins will inform drivers about alternative routes.

“We understand this is an inconvenience to many,” Brown and Schneider said in a press release. “Please understand that it is our intent to move in and move out as quickly as possible and give you a quality product.”

The $2.3 million job extends from Silverthorne’s Golden Eagle Road south to Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon.

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