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Vail Pass Rec Path closed Sept. 10 - 27

Contact:  Barbara Berry, Public Information Officer, Columbine Hills, or 970-468-7813

CDOT Notice

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin upgrades and repairs to the Vail Pass Recreation Path on Sept. 4. The work will take place from top of Vail Pass to Bighorn Road in East Vail.

Work will include asphalt paving, culvert replacement, shouldering, striping and installation of signs. The path was originally built by CDOT in the 1970s as part of Interstate 70 construction over Vail Pass. The popular path is used by both local residents and tourists for cycling and walking throughout the summer and fall months and is considered an economic amenity for the state. The upcoming work will repair damage associated with I-70 drainage as well as the age of the path.

The path will be closed to through traffic Mondays through Thursdays from Sept. 10 through Sept. 27. The rec path will be open on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during construction. The work will also necessitate intermittent lane closures on I-70. Completion is anticipated by Oct. 8.

Columbine Hills is the project contractor for CDOT. Comments or questions can be directed to Public Information Officer Barbara Berry at or at 970-468-7813.