Mar 9, 2014 12:46 PM by Greg Dingrando

Expect lane closures on I-70 starting Monday

DENVER - Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin rerouting traffic on I-70 to allow workers to widen the westbound bore of the Twin Tunnels in Idaho Springs.

Traffic will be rerouted from the west into the eastbound bore before blasting begins.

Timing isn't the best with Spring Break skiers heading to the mountains, but C-DOT says it did take that into consideration.

"We realize how important it is to keep traffic moving during the spring-break ski season, so we will only close lanes during off-peak travel times and we will monitor traffic flow so we can make adjustments as needed," said project manager Benjamin Acimovic.

The expansion is part of a $55 million project to ease congestion on the heavily traveled interstate, which links Denver with some of the state's largest ski areas.



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