I-70 Median Cable Rail in Eagle County

Project Update: A planned winter shutdown is now in place for the project.  Work will resume in Spring 2023.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin the installation project in August. Work will take place in two locations on I-70 just west of Edwards and east of Vail. R.L. Wadsworth has been contracted by CDOT for the project.

The project will improve safety along I-70 by adding guard rail and cable barrier where none are currently installed. The cable will act as a buffer to prevent the most dangerous types of motor accidents. It would prevent a vehicle from crossing the center median into the opposing lane of traffic.

Work Schedule:

  • Crews will be installing median cable rail between MP 182 and 183, and median guard rail between MP 159 and 160. Motorists should be prepared for reduced speeds and left-hand lane closures. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of October.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Overnight work hours range from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. There will be various lane closures and shoulder work.

  • The project team will stay in close contact with CDOT maintenance crews in the event of I-70 closures in Glenwood Canyon. This coordination will help the project team prepare for an increase in traffic during any closures

  • As always, construction schedules may be impacted by weather and other unanticipated delays. Please be sure to look at https://subscription.cotrip.org for current information.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1,400,899
  • Contractor: RL Wadsworth
  • Timeline: July - November 2022
  • Location:  I-70 Eagle County

I-70 median cable rail project location map