Lanes expected to open on Colorado’s I-70 today

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 11, 2010 9:06 am

Following a massive rockslide that closed Colorado’s I-70 in both directions, the Colorado Department of Transportation is currently working on repairs that will allow the opening of a single lane of traffic in each direction.

When the giant boulders wrecked the highway, it forced drivers to take a 200-mile detour around the 17-mile stretch of highway. That detour took drivers through the Steamboat Springs ski area, but was definitely a major hassle.

In a media release today, the Dept. of Transportation said crews are clearing rocks and debris from all lanes, repairing the highway’s drainage system and patching the road in numerous spots. Once the road opens, drivers should expect slow-moving traffic.