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I-70 Ramp Resurfacing in New Castle to Begin Tuesday

August 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Milling and repaving at two additional exits as part of the project.

GARFIELD COUNTY — Beginning Tuesday, August 14, and lasting through Friday, August 24, maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing project on I-70 at Exit 105 in New Castle. The project involves milling the on- and off-ramps to and from the interstate, as well as the bridge over the interstate, then repaving them in order to create a much-needed smoother surface.

Additional work will take place at the Silt interchange at Exit 97, which will require no lane closures, and at the Mamm Creek Interchange at Exit 94, where one off-ramp will be closed. Motorists should expect traffic delays on the interchanges both north and south of the overpasses while work is underway.

Work will take place on the project from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crews will close one ramp at a time and will reopen each ramp as soon as they have completed their work. Motorists heading westbound should use Exit 109 and eastbound traffic should use Exit 97 during work hours. The speed limit will be reduced through the on- and off-ramp work zones to 35 MPH and the pavement will be grooved from the milling process before it is repaved. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

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