Expect traffic stops on I-70 near Georgetown
Ryan Summerlin February 8, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced lane closures and traffic stops will be taking place on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill next week for rock scaling and fence installation, weather permitting.
• Monday, February 11: Right lane closed westbound from Georgetown to Silver Plume – 10 a.m. to sundown
• Tuesday, February 12, through Thursday, February 14: Traffic stops of 20 minutes on eastbound and westbound I-70 throughout the day (approximately twice each hour) from 10 a.m. until sundown. Westbound traffic will be stopped at the Georgetown interchange; eastbound traffic at the Silver Plume interchange.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) must stop traffic to maintain safety through the area for the traveling public.
Removing loose rocks and securing additional rocks and boulders on Georgetown Hill is providing I-70 drivers with long-term safety enhancements in an area that can be prone to rockfall.
Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.
To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs.