I-70 rockfall work could cause delays | SummitDaily.com

I-70 rockfall work could cause delays

A Colorado Department of Transportation rockfall project beginning this week will likely cause westbound slowing and stops between the Georgetown interchange and Silver Plume and from the west end of Idaho Springs to the Fall River interchange.

Much of the work will require the right westbound lane to be closed through those two stretches from 10:30 a.m. until dark Monday through Thursday in favorable weather.

Work began Wednesday on the $704,000 project and is expected to be completed in late May.

Traffic will also be stopped for up to 20 minutes at certain points during the project. Information on when and where the traffic stops will be put up will be sent out no later than one week before they begin, according to a CDOT statement.

The project will include scaling, rockfall fencing, netting and mesh as well as a new guardrail.

Up to date information on lane closures will be online at http://bit.ly/9Da5yU.

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