Periodic closures expected on I-70 near Idaho Springs through Thursday |

Periodic closures expected on I-70 near Idaho Springs through Thursday

FRISCO — Motorists should be prepared for periodic traffic stoppages on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs for the rest of the week, according to the town of Breckenridge.

I-70 traffic will be periodically stopped in both directions near milepost 239, just west of Idaho Springs, for rockslide mitigation. The closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the department pushes loose rocks off the slopes above the highway.

Vehicles are expected to be stopped for about 20 minutes at a time, and the queue of cars will be released before being stopped again. CDOT is expecting the work to continue through the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 5, and mitigation efforts could resume later this month farther west at milepost 236.   

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