Traffic to slow down on Floyd Hill Wednesday |

Traffic to slow down on Floyd Hill Wednesday


CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be investigating geological activities occurring above and south of Interstate 70 on Floyd Hill in the next two weeks, requiring periods of intentional traffic slowing to move equipment into place.On Wednesday, July 18, and Monday, July 23, CDOT will be pacing traffic at about 20 mph on eastbound I-70 for approximately 20 to 30 minutes sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to allow helicopter operations to take place on the east side of the highway. The pacing will begin in Idaho Springs (mile 240) and continue to just east of the U.S. 6 exit (mile 244.7), near the bottom of Floyd Hill. In addition, the right lane will be closed on eastbound I-70, just east of the pacing segment, from mile 244 to mile 245.I-70 westbound traffic will not be impacted. The helicopter will not be above the highway but will be flying above the slopes to the south of it to set up drilling operations. Safety considerations require traffic to be clear of the area while the flight is taking place.

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