I-70 backs up on Vail Pass; more road work planned for this week, next week
Eastbound traffic backs up for miles into Vail
VAIL — Expect delays if you are headed over Vail Pass this week and next week as road crews patch potholes on Interstate 70.
Colorado Department of Transportation workers Wednesday were patching I-70 eastbound at mile marker 182 — two miles east of the East Vail exit — backing up eastbound traffic all the way to the main Vail exit.
The rest of the patching schedule includes:
• Thursday, June 20: Eastbound at mile marker 189 (one mile west of Vail Pass summit).
• Monday, June 24: Westbound at mile marker 188 (two miles west of Vail Pass summit).
• Tuesday, June 25: Westbound at mile marker 187 (three miles west of Vail Pass summit).
• Wednesday, June 26: Westbound at mile marker 184 (four miles east of East Vail exist).
A full paving project is scheduled for 2020 for the right lane of eastbound Interstate 70 on the west side of Vail Pass (mile marker 180-190).
All lanes of the west side of Vail Pass, eastbound and westbound, are scheduled to be repaved in 2022, said Bob Wilson of CDOT.
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