Avon-to-Vail stretch of I-70 to see night work starting April 14 | VailDaily.com

Avon-to-Vail stretch of I-70 to see night work starting April 14

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Repairs to Interstate 70 will begin Sunday and continue through October.

EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with United Companies, begins a roadway resurfacing project on I-70 between Avon and West Vail (mile point 167-16 j73.5). Night construction is scheduled to begin the evening of Sunday, April 14 and continue through October.

This is a maintenance resurfacing project that will improve the existing surface of the roadway and will include improved surface friction, which can lead to reduced crashes. Additionally, the project will replace all the existing guardrail in the project limits and bring them up to current standards of crash ratings.
The eastbound acceleration lane at Dowd Junction near mile point 171 will be lengthened to provide additional sight distance and merging distance for vehicles using the on-ramp. Minor maintenance repairs will also be conducted on the bridge structures in these project limits in association with the resurfacing work. Drainage improvements will also be completed in Dowd Junction to reduce ponding of water on the roadway during storm events.

Travel impacts 

  • General working hours will be from 6 p.m.to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
  • No work will be performed Friday and Saturday nights, with the exception of emergency situations.
  • Motorists can expect a single lane closure, both eastbound and westbound, during work hours, with speeds reduced to 40 mph for safety.
  • Temporary slowdowns may be encountered during milling and paving operations to let trucks in and out of the work zone. At the end of each shift, the road will be re-opened to two lanes in each direction. All lane closures and warnings will be posted in advance.

 For more information about the project, call the project information line, 970-661-3883, email the team at I70AvontoVail@yahoo.com, or visit the project website and sign up for updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-improvements-between-avon-and-vail

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