Vail Pass work set to begin on June 6
May 22, 2011
American Civil Constructors Inc., a contractor for the Colorado Department of Transportation, will begin safety improvements and pavement repairs and resurfacing on the west side of Vail Pass on June 6.
The project work zone lies within a 20-mile section of Interstate 70 between mile posts 170 (Minturn exit) and 190 (Vail Pass summit). Resurfacing will take place on west Vail Pass only, between mile posts 180 and 190.
The west Vail Pass project was designed to repair and resurface deteriorating pavement, fix bridge joints, replace barriers and guardrails, make drainage improvements and install “intelligent transportation systems,” including electronic variable message signs and traffic sensors. The work is scheduled for completion by the end of September.
Crews anticipate being in the roadway Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During work hours, motorists can expect intermittent single-lane closures. There will be no traffic impacts after noon on Fridays, and there is no night or weekend work expected.
Full traffic stops may occur during non-peak traffic hours but are not expected until September. Initially, a section of the bike path near the summit will be rerouted during drainage work in that area – riders will be shifted onto a temporary alignment along the I-70 shoulder with barriers. For travel information, contact the project information office at 970-566-6912.