DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation will switch as much work as possible on its numerous construction projects to minimize traffic delays.
Amy Ford with CDOT told CBS4 that the shift to night work will begin right away.READ MORE: Landon Wayne Johnston Arrested In Manitou Springs Cemetery Vandalism Case
She also said they are working for better coordination among the various projects along Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs to minimize delays. CDOT will try to build in flexibility to have some work be suspended, even during daylight hours, if the traffic delays become too severe.
Clear Creek County Manager Keith Montag said the congestion became really bad because several major projects ramped up at the same time and the pressure to complete them resulted in lane closures.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Boulder Restaurants Urged To Consider Requiring Proof Of Vaccination
Ford said that doesn’t mean that the daytime lane closures will be completely eliminated but that, “…the goal is the work we do during the day can be suspended, we can easily pull up the work and get traffic moving.”
CDOT and Clear Creek County leaders met and decided to do a better job of coordinating schedules to make the construction impact on travelers easier.MORE NEWS: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Faces Staff Shortage Just Weeks Before School Resumes This Fall
The peak period shoulder lane project near the Twin Tunnels is scheduled to be completed this fall.