Vail Pass path closed during week |

Vail Pass path closed during week

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation continues work on the resurfacing of the Vail Pass recreation path from Bighorn Road in East Vail to the top of Vail Pass. Work on the path is expected to finish in early October of this year.

CDOT reminds cyclists that the path is completely closed during the work week, which takes place Mondays through Thursdays each week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The path reopens Fridays through Sundays. Work may occur on the path on Fridays, with traffic control in place to route cyclists through work zones if necessary. There will be intermittent lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 when crews are working close to the interstate.

As part of the work, crews will replace damaged culverts throughout the path to help improve drainage, and will pave, shoulder, and stripe the path to create a smoother surface for cyclists. Additionally, permanent mileage marker and improved safety signage will be installed throughout the project, which will aid local emergency personnel who are frequently called to the path after cycling accidents.

Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. is the contractor for the $875,000 project.

For information about this project, call 970-468-7813, ext. 100 or email Barbara Berry at

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