I-70 Eagle Interchange Project
Join Flatiron Constructors Inc., the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Town of Eagle for a public open house Wednesday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Town Hall, 200 Broadway. Team members will provide more information about work that is restarting this spring on the roundabouts and the pedestrian bridge over I-70.
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The next portion of the project will include roundabouts at Market Street and Chambers Avenue. Safety improvements are funded in part by Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP). Click here for the flyer.
Construction began in July 2013 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 at Market Street, as well as modifying the existing roundabout at US 6. The work includes construction of a pedestrian bridge over I-70.
Flatiron Constructors Inc. of Henderson, Colo., was awarded the $15.2 million contract by CDOT.
Construction will restart in mid-March following a two-month winter shutdown.
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 at the existing interchange, especially during rush hours.
This CDOT/Town of Eagle project will take place along the Eby Creek Road corridor and US 6 between Market Street and Capital Street off of 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 (click here for tips to navigate the new roundabouts).
To date, the project is approximately 40 percent complete, putting crews on schedule for completion in December 2014. The project has already achieved several significant milestones, such as completing two fully functional roundabouts on Eby Creek at the I-70 eastbound and westbound ramps. New segments of water line have been installed at various locations along Eby Creek Road. Crews have also completed most of the lighting, roundabout median concrete, sidewalks and guardrail. The pedestrian bridge will be installed in early summer 2014.
This final part of the project includes additional roundabouts, continuation of the pedestrian bridge to include a multi-modal pedestrian path, waterline installation, and a bus stop at Eby Creek Road.
Once construction has resumed, weekly lane closure reports will be posted each Friday. Please consult the project web page or sign up to receive updates. See details below.
Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with some night and weekend work. Construction hours will be dependent on weather and work load. Motorists should anticipate some single-lane reductions at the interchange throughout the duration of construction. All business access will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
For a weekly lane closure report on this and other area projects, please click here.
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