Georgetown rock work will cause I-70 delays |

Georgetown rock work will cause I-70 delays

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) rock mitigation project along Interstate 70 at “Georgetown Hill” is scheduled to begin Monday. Work was originally scheduled to begin this week. It will involve installing rockfall barrier and fencing, rock reinforcements and highway patching. During the first two to three weeks of the project, crews will be placing concrete barriers and fencing along the westbound shoulder, requiring a right lane closure of westbound I-70 from mile 228 to 227. Project hours are from 7 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. No work is scheduled on Fridays. Beginning in late January or early February, safety considerations will require traffic stops up to 20 minutes on eastbound and westbound I-70 for helicopter flyovers. Other operations requiring the use of a large crane also will require some stoppages on westbound I-70. The entire project is scheduled for completion by the end of March, weather permitting.

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