I-70 B Resurfacing

May 23, 2011 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Chip seal resurfacing suspended until late June.

GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies of Grand Junction will suspend the chip-seal resurfacing on I-70 B until late June. The project began on May 2 and crews have completed preliminary crack sealing work along the two sections of the business loop set to receive the chip seal.

The suspension of work will allow more time for crack sealant to cure before the highway is resurfaced. Notice will be sent prior to the start of work – there will be no work over the July 4 holiday weekend.

The project 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.

The resurfacing will be done in two locations:  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.

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.