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Overnight closures at Eisenhower Tunnel start Sunday

Sawyer D'Argonne, Summit Daily News

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing lanes overnight at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels this weekend to perform testing on the tunnel’s fire system.

There will be overnight single-lane and “full bore” closures in the tunnel beginning Sunday, July 12. The project is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 15. CDOT tests the fire-suppression system annually to ensure it’s working properly in the event of a fire in the tunnel.

Closure Schedule

Sunday, July 12: One lane of westbound traffic will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Monday, July 13: Full closure of the westbound bore from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be alternated through the eastbound bore. Motorists should expect delays up to 15 minutes.

Tuesday, July 14: Full closure of the eastbound bore from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be alternated through the westbound bore. Motorists should expect delays up to 15 minutes.

Wednesday, July 15: One lane of eastbound traffic will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Thursday, July 16: Reserved for outstanding testing.


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