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Rockfall Mitigation in Debeque Canyon on November 4

November 2, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 TRAFFIC STOPPED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FOR 30-MINUTE INTERVALS, POSSIBLY THROUGHOUT DAY.

MESA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct rockfall mitigation work on I-70 in DeBeque Canyon this Thursday, November 4. Crews will bring down rock material near mile marker 46, at the west end of the canyon, where rocks hit the interstate on October 26.  During the one-day project work, CDOT and contractor Yenter Companies will be scaling (loosening rock by hand or by pry-bar) and utilizing air bags inserted under rocks to bring down rock material in this area.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Crews will begin work at 9:30 AM and continue throughout the day until all rocks are brought down and cleared from the highway. During this time, both eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic will be fully stopped for 30 minutes at a time. Traffic will be cleared in both directions, and then another closure will be set. Motorists should plan their trips with additional delay time, allowing for lengthy traffic queues to be cleared and for slow-moving travel through the work zone.

CDOT thanks motorists for going Slow for the Cone Zone! For information about other CDOT projects, the public may log on to www.coloradodot.info or call 511. To receive information directly, log on to this web site and click the icon in upper right corner entitled "Sign up for Email and Wireless Alerts."

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