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I-70 Off and On Ramps Closed at Canyon Creek Next Week

May 11, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GARFIELD COUNTY — From Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be milling and repaving the I-70 off- and on-ramps at mile marker (MM) 109, Canyon Creek exit, west of Glenwood Springs.

The ramps are in need of routine maintenance work that will not only fix the existing cracks and potholes, but will also extend the life of the pavement in the long run.

When the ramps are closed, the right lane of I-70 will be closed in both directions to ensure adequate room for maintenance employees to work as safely and efficiently as possible. Each ramp will be closed for the shortest amount of time possible, but repairs will take several days. Motorists should plan for minor delays on both directions of the interstate and are urged to build extra travel time.

Work will take place Monday through Thursday from roughly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the westbound lanes, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for eastbound lanes. There will be no impact to eastbound I-70 during the morning commute (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and no impact to westbound I-70 during the evening commute (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Motorists can expect to encounter grooved pavement on the ramps, and use caution while driving through the construction zone as speeds will be reduced. Traffic will need to use the New Castle exit at MM 105 as an alternative route. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

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