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Jan. 1 Overnight I-70 Closure at Exit 240/SH103 Bridge Cancelled

January 1, 2014 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Mountain Corridor Constructors have cancelled tonight's full closure of I-70 at Exit 240 in Idaho Springs for construction on the SH 103 bridge.

The closure was scheduled to begin tonight at 9:00 p.m., but due to weather the necessary materials and equipment cannot be delivered and set up. 

As of now, the full overnight closure of I-70 at Exit 240 is still scheduled to occur the next three nights, Jan. 2, 3 and 4 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.  Motorists will use the on and off ramps in both directions at Exit 240 to continuously move around the closure.

The SH 103 Bridge is part of the larger Peak Period Shoulder Lane project and once completed in the fall of 2015, the PPSL will provide increased mobility by implementing eastbound operational improvements between Empire Junction and Idaho Springs to relieve traffic congestion during periods when traffic volumes are highest. This $72 million dollar investment is expected to save motorists an average of 30 minutes in travel time. The project is part of CDOT’s comprehensive plan to improve travel in the I-70 Mountain Corridor. 

PROJECT INFORMATION LINE:  For additional information about this project or to leave a message, call the project information line at 303-223-6581 or visit www.i70ppsl.com.  To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.codot.gov and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

For information regarding CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.cotrip.org, download the CDOT Mobile app or call 511 from anywhere in the state. To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available atwww.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

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