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Vail underpass update is Monday

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VAIL — The Colorado Department of Transportation and town of Vail will host an open house on Monday to discuss upcoming work schedules, traffic impacts and detours regarding the Interstate 70 Vail underpass project. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the Lionshead parking structure on the southwest side.

Preliminary construction work on the underpass will take place in late March to prepare for a traffic shift and the start of major construction activities in early April. The informal open house will feature project information stations and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the project team. Informational boards will provide additional details about the project.

"This is an excellent opportunity for local residents and businesses to see what's expected during construction," said project engineer Matt Figgs said. "While the first major traffic shift and detour won't occur until April, construction crews will be working along I-70 in late March in preparation of the underpass construction. Open house attendees will learn how to stay informed throughout the project."

For updated project information, visit http://www.codot.gov/projects/i70 vailunderpass or call 970-685-7706. To receive project updates via text or email, visit www.codot.gov and click on the green envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at http://www.cotrip.org, by downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to "like" the Colorado Department of Transportation Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

The I-70 Vail Underpass project will add an additional underpass near I-70 milepoint 175, roughly at the Simba Run condominiums on the north, connecting the north and south frontage roads between the main Vail and West Vail interchanges. The project does not add additional I-70 exits or interchanges into the town of Vail. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2017.