Projects

I-70 West Vail Pass Resurfacing

Work this Week

Week of May 17 to May 22

Motorists should plan for:

  • Monday westbound left lane closure from MP 181 to 182 and MP 185 and a westbound right lane from MP 177 to 178.

  • Tuesday westbound right lane closure from MP 181 to 183 and westbound shoulder closure at MP 177.

  • Wednesday westbound left lane closure from MP 184 to 185, westbound right lane closure from MP 180 to 182, and westbound shoulder closure at MP 177.

  • Thursday westbound right lane closure from MP 180 to 182 and MP 184 to 185 and westbound shoulder closure at MP 177.

  • Friday and Saturday westbound shoulder closure at MP 177.

* Bridge deck is under repair at westbound MP 181 and MP 185. Motorists are urged to follow the speed limit and use caution when traveling over the bridge joint transition.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11M
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: April - October 2021
  • Location: East of Vail/West Vail Pass

W. Vail Pass Resurfacing Map

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About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Elam Construction have begun work on the Interstate 70 West Vail Pass resurfacing project. The project will take place on I-70, from just east of Vail to just east of the Vail Pass summit (Mile Points 176-191). This project will focus on a hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge-decks, and installing guardrail that meet the new safety standard requirements.

The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, a smoother road surface and will eliminate ruts and road damage. Crews will focus on repairing bridge joints and weak spots to the bridge-decks to strengthen and increase the durability of the infrastructure while the new guardrail will be 31” high instead of 27” high, to help vehicles remain on the road. These improvements will make the highway safer for the traveling public.      


Work Schedule

  • Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Night work will begin mid May; at that time, most work will take place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning.

  • Anticipated completion date is October 2021.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists should plan for east and westbound single lane closures, eastbound 12 ft. width restriction, westbound 14 ft. width restriction, and a reduced speed limit.

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