Road construction season begins anew in the county |

Road construction season begins anew in the county

SUMMIT COUNTY – Numerous roadway construction projects might make travel slow-going on various Summit County highways this week, according to Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials.

In the Dillon area, construction continues on a noise wall between Interstate 70 and Dillon Valley. The right-hand lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and drivers should expect minor delays. The project is planned to run through the fall.

The shoulder and right lane of westbound I-70 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday and until noon Friday, May 30, as workers remove dangerous rocks from the hillside above and revegetate the area. Five-minute traffic stops are possible during the rock-removal process.

Workers will also be repairing a section of guardrail on I-70 between mile markers 190 and 193 on the east side of Vail Pass. Work there will require CDOT to close the left, westbound lane.

Work also continues on a 6-mile stretch of Highway 9 between Rock Creek and Ute Pass north of Silverthorne. One-lane alternative traffic will be permitted between mile markers 109 and 115, and drivers can expect delays up to 20 minutes. No commercial vehicles more than 11 feet wide will be allowed through the construction zone. Work there will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday and until noon Friday.

Two stretches of Highway 9 – between Fairplay and Frisco and from Silverthorne to the Grand County line – will each have one lane closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday and noon Friday while crews stripe centerlines in the road.

Wednesday, CDOT will close various lanes at Highway 9 and Swan Mountain Road for work there.

On a 3-mile stretch of Highway 6 between Keystone and Loveland Pass, workers will keep one lane open, alternating the direction of traffic flow, as they conduct electrical conduit work and build curbs and gutters in anticipation of new traffic signals and intersections.

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday – and until noon Friday – one lane in each bore of the Eisenhower Tunnel will be closed so workers can clean the tiled walls.

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