Vail interchange work snarls I-70 traffic |

Vail interchange work snarls I-70 traffic

Daily staff report

VAIL — A Wednesday construction project at the West Vail interchange along Interstate 70 contributed to a miles-long slowdown on the highway through most of the morning.

The work, a guardrail repair project at the interchange, closed the eastbound off-ramp from I-70 into Vail. As of mid-day, traffic slowdowns backed up to mile marker 168 in Eagle-Vail.

The guardrail project is expected to take just one day.

Past the interchange, I-70 between the West Vail and main Vail interchanges has returned to its standard four-lane configuration following a project that built two new bridges for an underpass project to link the town’s north and south frontage roads. Work on that project has moved to the town’s frontage roads.

In East Vail, work continues on an expanded winter chain-up station for eastbound heavy trucks. Expect delays in that area, on both the interstate and the frontage road.

To receive project updates via text or email, visit and click on the green envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at Live road conditions are available at, downloading the Colorado Department of Transportation’s mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and the department’s Facebook page at

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