Vail Pass frost heave project on I-70 is expected to wrap up in November |

Vail Pass frost heave project on I-70 is expected to wrap up in November

EAGLE COUNTY — Crews are working on the Vail Pass Frost Heaves project on Interstate 70 on Vail Pass. Project work begins at milepost 183 and extends approximately seven miles to milepost 190. Work includes the installation of subsurface drains across I-70. Throughout the project boundaries, crews will be working on five separate frost heave sites on both westbound and eastbound I-70.

The installation of the subsurface drains with manholes and storm sewer pipe will alleviate seasonal frost heaves, which can heave and crack road surfaces. Kirkland Construction of Rye, Colorado was awarded this $1,1 million project.

Motorists should expect intermittent single lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions and possible minor traffic delays through the area during road improvements. Construction will take place Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Crews will begin construction on westbound I-70, while eastbound construction will begin in September when traffic volumes decrease. There is no night or weekend work planned. Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the length of the project, and there will be an 11-foot width restriction in place during working hours. The project is expected to be complete by mid-November.

For more project information or questions regarding the upcoming project, call the project hotline, 970.306.4549 or email

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