I-70 Eagle Interchange Project
Construction began Tuesday, July 16, on the much-anticipated I-70 Eagle interchange improvement project. CDOT and the Town of Eagle have partnered on this project that will upgrade the I-70 Eagle interchange and portions of Eby Creek Road by constructing roundabouts at ramp intersections and a pedestrian bridge over I-70. Flatiron Constructors Inc. was awarded the $7.3 million contract for the work, which is targeted for completion by October 2014.
The interchange reconstruction project will help improve safety and mobility at the I-70 Eagle interchange. The improvements are critical to the Eagle community because in the past several years, a large increase in population in the area has created traffic flow issues, especially during rush hours, at the existing interchange.
This CDOT/Town of Eagle project will take place along the Eby Creek Road corridor between Market Street and the intersection with US 6. The work will also include portions of the various side roads accessing the corridor. New roundabouts have been constructed at intersections with Eby Creek Road at the westbound I-70 ramps and at the eastbound I-70 ramps. A pedestrian bridge over I-70 is under construction.
To date, the project is approximately 40% complete, putting crews ahead of schedule. The project has already achieved several significant milestones such as completing two fully functional roundabouts on Eby Creek and the I-70 eastbound and westbound ramps on November 5, 2013; three weeks ahead of schedule.
The current phase, which will last until December 2013, includes installation of the street lighting, roundabout median concrete, sidewalks, guardrail and permanent signing. The pedestrian bridge foundations are complete, and the design of the bridge structure is currently underway. The bridge is expected to be installed in the spring of 2014.
Installation of a new sanitary sewer and waterline is proceeding at Chambers Avenue and Eby Creek Road. Crews will be continue to install this work at night until November 22nd .
Crews will begin construction of the widening of the Bridge over the Eagle River on Eby Creek Road in late November 2013.
A winter shutdown is expected from December 2013 to late February 2014.
GENERAL TRAVEL IMPACTS - (For weekly lane closure reports, posted each Friday, please consult the project web page or sign up to receive updates; details below.) Normal construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and motorists should anticipate some single-lane reductions at the interchange throughout the duration of construction.
For a weekly lane closure report on this and other area projects, please click here.
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Those interested in receiving upcoming information about the project, including the phasing of the work, are encouraged to sign up for email or text messages by going to www.coloradodot.info. Choose the green cell phone icon in the upper right corner; then after signing up, choose the project entitled “I-70 Eagle.”
*FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation & Economic Recovery)