I-70 B Resurfacing Begins Next Week

April 29, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Two sections to receive chip seal surface; some lane closures, motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.

GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies of Grand Junction begin a project this Monday, May 2, to chip seal two sections of I-70 B (business loop). This work was contracted to United for $888,000. A chip seal is done as a preventative maintenance measure to extend the life of pavement that is in fairly good condition. The operation fills minor cracks and prevents oxidation of the asphalt, enabling it to maintain its flexibility.

Work will continue through June 10 in the following sections:  Site 1 will begin just east of 21 Road on Hwy 6 and continue east, ending at the new concrete pavement near Mesa Mall. Site 2 will begin just west of the 30 Road /North Avenue interchange and continue east to the business loop terminus at the Clifton Exit 37 interchange.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Motorists can expect reduced speed limits and delays in both work zones for the duration of the project. While crews will sweep the roadway, presence of loose rock in the construction zone is unavoidable in chip seal operations, and is considered a road hazard under Colorado law. Please travel slowly and maintain a safe following distance through the work zone.

Thank you for going “Slow for the Cone Zone!” To get information about other CDOT projects, the public may call 511, log onto CDOT’s traveler information site at www.cotrip.org or sign up to receive e-mails or text messages via CDOT’s web site at www.coloradodot.info.