Highway construction season draws to a close
SUMMIT COUNTY – Highway projects will pick up pace as the construction season draws to a close, with some crews active longer in the day and on Saturdays to beat the snow. Travelers in and out of Summit County should plan for delays on most routes.
Here are the road work updates for the area’s major roadways:
– Eisenhower Tunnel: The right lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be closed at mile 211 (between Silverthorne and the tunnel) for shoulder work and sand clean-up, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. One lane of westbound I-70 also will be closed for similar work.
– I-70 projects: The right lane of I-70 will be closed from mile 205 to 206 for noise wall construction. The closure is 24 hours a day.
Between Copper Mountain and Frisco, crews will close eastbound and westbound lanes intermittently for repaving. The speed limit will be reduced and traffic delays are expected.
Through October, asphalt work will close lanes intermittently between mile 181 and 183 on Vail Pass, westbound and eastbound. Work will be in progress from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Crews will be repairing frost heave damage between mile 185 and mile 190, leaving one eastbound lane open with a reduced speed limit.
– Loveland Pass: Only one lane of U.S. Highway 6 between Keystone and Loveland Pass (mile 213 to mile 221) eastbound and westbound will be open intermittently for asphalt grinding and striping. The Colorado Department of Transportation advises drivers to seek alternate routes, as 20-minute delays will be typical.
– Hoosier Pass: Shoulder work will require one-lane traffic operations between mile 73 and mile 76 on U.S. Highway 9 through September. Work will be under way from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with minor traffic delays expected during that time.
– North of Silverthorne: One lane of alternating traffic on U.S. Highway 9 between Rock Creek and Ute Pass (mile 109 to mile 15) will result in 30-minute traffic delays from 6-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. No commercial vehicles more than 11 feet wide are allowed through the construction zone. Work stops at 3 p.m. on Fridays, and the project should be complete this fall.
Other area projects will also affect drivers, including a bridge closure on Grand County Road 33 at U.S. Highway 9, just south of Kremmling; I-70 work at Mount Vernon Canyon, Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs; and work on U.S. Highway 40 near Winter Park and Berthoud Pass.
For more information about CDOT projects statewide, log on to http://www.dot.state.co.us.
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