I-70 through Vail will see road work starting April 27 | VailDaily.com

I-70 through Vail will see road work starting April 27

Work will take place Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Work starts April 27 on a resurfacing project starting in Vail and continuing eastbound up Vail Pass. Work will take place at night.
Hugh Carey / hcarey@summitdaily.com

Starting Monday, April 27, CDOT and contract partner Elam Construction will begin a resurfacing project on Interstate 70 from mile marker 172 to 187 through Vail. The project has an anticipated completion date of October 2020.

Work will take place Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.  

This project will include an asphalt overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge decks and installing guardrails that meet the new safety standard requirements. The overlay will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, and a smoother road surface and will eliminate ruts and road damage. Crews will focus on repairing bridge joints and weak spots to the bridge decks to strengthen and increase the durability of the infrastructure. The new guardrail will be 31 inches high instead of the current 27 inches, to help vehicles remain on the road. These improvements will make the highway safer for the traveling public.      

Additional work includes rumble strip installation, striping, drainage improvements, sign installation and erosion control.    

Motorists can expect east- and westbound single lane closures, 10- to 15-minute delays and minor detours on the bike path.  

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For more information, call 970-456-1361 or email highwayoverlay@gmail.com. The project website is https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-vaileasttowestresurfacing.

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