I-70 Floyd Hill Project
CDOT began construction on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project, which spans from west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho Springs, in early-July 2023. Currently motorists can expect overnight lane and ramp closures on I-70. Starting in late-July 2023, the Project will begin rock scaling and blasting, which will require daytime I-70 traffic holds.
Plug into the Project, especially text alerts, and know before you go!
- Text floydhill to 21000 to sign up for text alerts
- Email the project at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a voicemail at 720-994-2368 (CDOT)
- Visit the project website and sign up for e-blasts at codot.gov/projects/i70floydhill
- Check COtrip.org for real-time lane closures and traffic impacts
- Follow @coloradodot on Instagram or visit facebook.com/coloradodot
Floyd Hill Project Improvement List
- Add a third westbound I-70 travel lane in this two-lane bottleneck. This new lane will be a full-time, tolled Express Lane from just west of Homestead Rd. (Exit 247) through the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Colorado Blvd./Idaho Springs (Exit 241).
- Rebuild bridges due to wear and tear, and heavy usage.
- Construct a missing two-mile section of the frontage road between US 6 and the Hidden Valley/Central City Parkway interchanges, which will improve emergency response.
- Build an extended on-ramp from US 6 onto eastbound I-70 for slow-moving vehicles to have more room to merge.
- Improve traffic flow and access at interchanges and intersections.
- Improve sight distance and safety by straightening roadway curves.
- Improve the Clear Creek Greenway trail.
- Implement environmental mitigation to enhance wildlife connectivity, air and water quality, stream conditions and recreation.
- Install two permanent air quality monitors.
Rock Blasting starting in late-July with 20 minute traffic holds and up to 45 minute delays Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
Text floydhill to 21000 to stay informed.
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