New work begins on I-70 wildlife fence |

New work begins on I-70 wildlife fence

Vail Daily Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will pay $1.89 million to Double D Construction LLC to start a new phase of wildlife fence installation along Interstate 70 between Gypsum and Dowd Junction.

The work consists of removing an old fence where necessary, installing the new fence between mile marker 140 and mile marker 173, and installing signs on Highway 6.

Crews will begin work on June 15, starting with the section between Wolcott and Edwards, where posts were installed last season. Completion of this section will last several weeks. This season’s work will last through November and stop for the winter, and the contractor will resume construction in the spring of 2010, completing the project by the end of 2010.

Traffic will periodically be reduced to one lane through the work zone. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. Any travel delays will occur Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some Saturday work may be necessary.

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