CDOT crews have finished blasting work to widen the westbound tunnel near Idaho Springs that will help alleviate traffic headaches on Interstate 70.
There are plenty of changes to look forward to when head up Interstate 70 after Colorado Department of Transportation blasted for months in 2013 to create a third lane for eastbound I-70 through the tunnels.
Transportation officials say the final blast needed to widen the westbound bore of the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs is scheduled for Monday morning.
As Colorado digs out from last weekend’s storm, the Colorado Department of Transportation is ramping up some construction projects, with many of them along Interstate 70.
Interstate 70 traffic ground to a halt at times on Thursday as Colorado Department of Transportation crews blasted away rock inside the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs.
From work at the Twin Tunnels to apartment buildings going up all over the Denver metro area, construction is booming in Colorado, and demand for construction workers could be out-stripping the supply.
Construction at the Twin Tunnels to widen the westbound tunnel and make it safer for drivers will last until December.
Travelers heading to the mountains for spring skiing and boarding should be prepared for more construction on westbound Interstate 70 at the Twin Tunnels.
The constant shifts in temperatures Colorado has been experiencing in recent weeks also means a shift in rock walls along places like Interstate 70.
The Twin Tunnels on Interstate-70 near Idaho Springs could be getting a new name. Lawmakers want to name them the “Veterans Memorial Tunnels.”