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Eisenhower-Johnson tunnels will have night closures most of April

Drivers traveling at night through the Interstate 70 mountain corridor should expect delays as crews install a fixed fire suppression system in the Eisenhower-Johnson tunnels starting Monday for 20 nights.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says most of the work on the $20 million system will be done above the tunnels in ventilation shafts.

One tunnel will be closed completely with traffic being escorted through the other during the overnight work.

“Traffic will be held for up to 20 minutes, but motorists could experience longer delays as the queues are cleared in each direction,” CDOT said in a news release.

The eastbound tunnel will be closed April 6-10, April 12-17 and April 19. The westbound work will be done April 20-24, April 26-30 and May 3.

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