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Planned Twin Tunnels closures for the week of March 4

IDAHO SPRINGS - Traffic stops and day and night lane closures will be in place this week in the Twin Tunnels area on Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock scaling and concrete wall construction, weather permitting.

Preparatory blasting will also continue about every three days. Blast days and times will not be available until the day before, or the day of, the operation and will be provided by calling the project hotline at 303-327-4034.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will implement the following lane closures; traffic slowing should be expected during daylight hours:

March 4

• 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Right lane closed eastbound.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound only: Traffic stops of 20 minutes once an hour for rock scaling operations.

• 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 5: All lanes closed eastbound; eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the westbound tunnel.

March 5

• 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Right lane closed eastbound

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound only: Traffic stops of 20 minutes once an hour for rock scaling operations.

• 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 6: All lanes closed eastbound; eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the westbound tunnel.

March 6

• 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Right lane closed eastbound.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound only: Traffic stops of 20 minutes once an hour for rock scaling operations.

• 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 7: All lanes closed eastbound; eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the westbound tunnel.

March 7

• 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Right lane closed eastbound.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound only: traffic stops of 20 minutes once an hour for rock scaling operations.

• 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 8: All lanes closed eastbound; eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the westbound tunnel.

March 8

• 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Right lane closed eastbound.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound only: traffic stops of 20 minutes once an hour for rock scaling operations.

• 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 9: All lanes closed eastbound; eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane through the westbound tunnel.

The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph while the traffic lanes are reduced.


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