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CDOT announces I-70 Eastbound closure this weekend

Heather Willard
A photo of highway construction in Colorado.Colorado Department of Transportation

Motorists traveling toward Denver on a portion of Interstate 70 on March 13 will need to take a detour, beginning at 8 a.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

The eastbound lanes of I-70 will be closed at Exit 147 (Eagle Interchange) beginning on March 13 at 8 a.m. The Transportation Department is estimating the lanes will be closed for three hours as crews recover an overturned semi involved in a previous crash.

A detour will direct eastbound traffic to exit I-70 at exit 147 and use Highway 6 for about 10 miles before merging back on I-70 eastbound at Wolcott.

The Colorado State Patrol said travelers can expect their commute will be longer than normal if traveling in the area at the time of the closure.The agency noted traffic, especially when it impacts personal lives, can cause stress and agitation while on the road, becoming a safety concern.

"When drivers get stressed, rushed or agitated, we know that is the time when mistakes and crashes happen," said Sergeant Troy Kessler of the Colorado State Patrol. "Slow down, take a deep breath, enjoy the views and drive with consideration for others. After all, that's what you want, right?"

For road closure updates, visit or download the app (COtrip Planner).

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