Road Maintenance Operations Cause Lane Closure on I-70 Westbound

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced a left lane closure on Interstate 70 (I-70) westbound between Exit 129: Bair Ranch and Exit 121: Grizzly Creek. The closure is due to road maintenance operations and will affect a segment of about five miles.

What to Expect from the Lane Closure

According to CDOT, the lane closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2024. Motorists traveling on I-70 westbound should expect delays and reduced speeds in the work zone. CDOT advises drivers to plan ahead, follow the posted signs, and use caution when passing the maintenance crews.

The road maintenance operations are part of CDOT’s routine upkeep of the I-70 Mountain Corridor, which spans from Denver to Grand Junction. The corridor is a vital transportation link for the state, connecting the Front Range with the Western Slope and providing access to many recreational and tourist destinations.

Why Road Maintenance Operations are Necessary

CDOT performs road maintenance operations on the I-70 Mountain Corridor throughout the year, depending on the weather conditions and the needs of the roadway. Some of the common tasks include:

Road Maintenance Operations

  • Pothole patching
  • Crack sealing
  • Bridge repairs
  • Drainage improvements
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Snow and ice removal

These operations help to extend the life of the pavement, improve the safety and comfort of the travelers, and prevent more costly and disruptive repairs in the future.

How to Stay Informed about the I-70 Mountain Corridor

CDOT provides several ways for the public to stay informed about the current and upcoming road conditions and closures on the I-70 Mountain Corridor. These include:

  • Visiting the I-70 Mountain Corridor page on CDOT’s website, which features maps, project updates, and travel tips.
  • Signing up for email or text alerts on the CDOT website or by texting “I70W” to 21000.
  • Following CDOT on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates and live videos.
  • Calling 511 or visiting for statewide road information and live traffic cameras.
  • Downloading the CDOT mobile app for iOS or Android devices, which offers personalized travel alerts and hands-free voice notifications.

CDOT appreciates the patience and cooperation of the motorists and the local communities during the road maintenance operations on the I-70 Mountain Corridor.

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