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Road construction season begins this year with CDOT's planned restart of their auxiliary lane project on I-70 between Silverthorne and Frisco. Travelers should expect some delays as this project will extend until the fall.
SUMMIT COUNTY (CDOT) — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Ames Construction, will resume work on the Summit County I-70 Auxiliary Lane Project in mid-April. The project began last spring, took a winter break, and is anticipated to be completed this fall.
An initial impact to travelers will be the I-70 overlook east of Frisco's on-ramp (exit 203). A full closure will take place Monday, April 10 for the duration of the project for construction staging. Crews will then begin work by re-striping lanes for the new traffic pattern on eastbound I-70 and setting barrier east of the 203 exit at Frisco. The new traffic pattern will allow workers to widen the outside eastbound lanes in the construction zone. Last year, inside widening was completed in the same area.
As crews begin full production, bridge improvements will resume on both the US Highway 6 bridge and the bridge over Blue River. During last year's construction season, new foundations, piers, columns, abutments and pier caps were completed in preparation to set steel girders, which is anticipated to take place at the end of April. The steel girders will allow for the bridge to be widened on the inside shoulder. Crews will be setting concrete barriers on the left side to allow for a safe working area for the bridge widening.
Enhancing safety with wildlife fencing along both eastbound and westbound sides of I-70 from Frisco to Silverthorne is an additional benefit of the auxiliary lane project. This work is scheduled to start mid-May.
For additional information about this project:
Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
This release was initially provided by CDOT and is being republished as a courtesy to CDOT as a service to our residents and visitors traveling I-70 in Summit County. For more information and media contact, please contact: Elise Thatcher, Northwest Colorado Regional Communications Manager303-927-8299 | email@example.com