The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced new work hours for the Frisco to Silverthorne I-70 project. Starting Monday, October 25, work will take place Monday – Thursday, 7:00am to 7:00pm, weather permitting.
Westbound I-70 travelers should anticipate merging to one lane and plan for an additional 30 minutes of travel time while passing through the area during work hours, with additional delays possible during heavier traffic hours. During non-working hours, two lanes of westbound traffic will be open. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
The change in work hours comes after a night-time crash within the project limits on Tuesday, Oct. 5, which killed the driver, severely injured a construction worker, and required an extended westbound I-70 closure, was caused by a tractor trailer traveling above the posted speed limit. The crash came after ongoing efforts to decrease incidents of speeding on the I-70 corridor west of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels.
CDOT continues to ask motorists to go slow through the construction zone, which begins about a half-mile east of Exit 205 (Silverthorne), by following posted lowered speed limits and watching for the merge point.
This schedule is expected to last through the end of November or early December. Travelers can use US 6 Loveland Pass as an alternate route, but should be prepared for remote, mountainous terrain with limited services.
More information on this project can be found at: https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-improvements-frisco-silverthorne