Estimated Weekly Traffic Impacts Through JULY 2023*
Daytime alternating single-lane: Monday-Fridays 6:30 AM-7:30 PM
Nightwork, full roadway closures: Monday-Thursday 7:30 PM-6:30 AM
Fully OPEN on the weekends to two-way traffic (7:30 PM Friday to 6:30 AM Monday)
*(WINTER BREAK: PROJECT AREA OPEN LATE FALL-EARLY SPRING)
Motorists should plan in advance, and expect long wait times during the queue for the Monday-Friday single-lane openings, and alternating traffic operations. And full roadway closures reduced speed limits and narrowed roads. Significant delays are anticipated. Restrictions for vehicles over 70 feet in length and 10 feet in width are in place throughout the project area.
*Nighttime road closures continue until project completion from 7:30 p.m. – to 6:30 a.m. Nighttime closures are necessary for public safety and allow the work crews to access challenging and narrow work areas.
Traffic schedule and timeline are weather dependent and are subject to change.
TRAFFIC IMPACTS BEGINNING JULY 2022
Detour options during roadway closure
When US 50 is closed, passenger vehicles and small trucks can use CO 92 as a local alternate route. All other trucks and recreation vehicles over 70 feet in length will need to use I-70 to the north, US 160 to the south, or wait for one of the planned openings. Please allow and plan for additional travel time.
Vehicles carrying hazardous materials will need to use I-70 to the north, US 160 to the south, or wait for one of the planned openings. Planning for a significant increase in travel time is necessary.
Traffic and Recreation Impacts
Travel impacts for motorists will be consistent throughout the project. For much of the roadwork, weekdays motorists should plan for scheduled single-lane openings, and full nighttime closures Monday-Thursday reduced speed limits and narrowed roads. Significant delays are anticipated.