New work begins on Eagle County I-70 wildlife fence |

New work begins on Eagle County I-70 wildlife fence

Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado
NWS Wildlife Fence 1 DT 9-25-07

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Double D Construction LLC has been contracted by Colorado Department of Transportation for $1.89 million to start a new phase of wildlife fence installation along I-70 between Gypsum and Dowd Junction. The work consists of removing an old fence where necessary, installing new wildlife fence between mile marker 140 and mile marker 173, and installing signs on Highway 6.

Crews will begin work on June 15, starting with the section between Wolcott and Edwards, where posts were installed last season. Completion of this section will last several weeks.. This season’s work will last through November and stop for the winter, and the contractor will resume construction in the spring of 2010, completing the project by end of 2010.

Traffic will periodically be reduced to one lane through the work zone. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. Any travel delays will occur Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some Saturday work may be necessary.

On average, wildife-vehicle collisions on I-70 make up around 4.6 percent of total accidents – this particular stretch, however, can experience upwards of 26 percent.

For updated project information, the public may call 970- 926-1845 or e-mail Double D Construction LLC at

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