Rock slide fence being installed near Georgetown |

Rock slide fence being installed near Georgetown

Daily Staff Report

GEORGETOWN – Traffic is expected to be slow near Georgetown this week as work gets underway to install a new rockslide fence along I-70 near Georgetown, which is just east of the Eisenhower Tunnel.Over the next month, Colorado Department of Transportation crews will be installing cable net fencing and draped cable netting, surveying and patching the highway.One westbound lane will be closed from mile 227.5 to 226.5 for the initial work of placing concrete barriers and repairing the existing, temporary rockfall fencing.Beginning Monday, motorists can expect waits of up to 20 minutes during drilling and blasting operations and helicopter flyovers. Westbound traffic will be stopped at the Georgetown exit, number 228, while eastbound traffic will be held at the Silver Plume exit, number 226.Drivers can expect one or two stops per hour, depending on traffic volume. The project is scheduled to be completed in January, but the work is all weather dependent.

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