Interstate 70 getting more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing |

Interstate 70 getting more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing

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EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work installing more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing along Interstate 70. Work will include tall fence installation along the interstate, which will enhance the safety of this mountain corridor by reducing vehicle collisions with wildlife.

Project work will begin at mile post 130 on I-70 west of Dotsero and continue until mile post 171.5 east of Eagle-Vail. All work is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Kirkland Construction of Rye, Colorado is the prime contractor on this $2.5 million project.

Travelers should expect shoulder and single lane closures on I-70 during working hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. until noon on Fridays. Motorists need to also be aware of possible traffic stops along the roadway. Overnight weekend work may occur on select Saturdays and Sundays as needed. A speed reduction to 45 mph will be in place as necessary. There are no vehicle width or height restrictions predicted for this project.

For project updates, please, or call the project hotline, 970-306-4549.

For information about other Colorado Department of Transportation projects, go to, or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

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