The history of the decision to construct the Vail Pass route is briefly reviewed. Adverse geological conditions were the primary reason why the Colorado Division of Highways had hoped to avoid constructing a 4-lane freeway over Vail Pass. Geological studies were made to determine where it would be possible to build a facility which would avoid the unstable ground. Also, early in public meetings, concern was expressed about the effect the project would have on water quality on both sides of the Vail Pass. The Vail Pass route traverses very beautiful mountain terrain and a joint effort was made to produce a project that would not cause severe, permanent environmental damage to this part of Colorado.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p 1
  • Monograph Title: Engineering solutions to environmental constraints: I-70 over Vail Pass
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029678
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM