Daytime Eisenhower Tunnel lane closures starting Monday
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Beginning Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation will install solar-powered LED pavement markings on eastbound Interstate 70 from mile markers 213 to 217, just east of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial tunnels. Similar to those along I-70 at Floyd Hill, these solar pucks will greatly improve delineation along this dark stretch of roadway, ultimately improving safety on the mountain corridor.
“We’re always looking at innovative ways to improve safety on Colorado roadways. After seeing much success and receiving positive feedback on the solar pucks on Floyd Hill, we want to implement them in another area that could use improved delineation along the corridor,” said Paul Jesaitis. “We’re trying to complete this project, along with several others on this stretch of roadway, before winter weather hits the mountains. We have a very limited window in which we can get work completed on the corridor, and we’re taking full advantage of warmer weather to do so.”
The cost for these solar pucks is $75,000 and the project will complete in early October 2015.
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To sign up for CDOT Alerts on projects in your chosen area, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation website at http://www.codot .gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit http://www.codot. gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Major project updates are also available via http://www.CoTrip.org, on Twitter @coloradodot or on Facebook. Also, you can download the free CDOT Mobile app for information regarding the I-70 and I-25 corridors by texting “CDOT” to 25827 or search CDOT Mobile in your app store.
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