I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange Project Progressing

September 12, 2013 - Traffic switch happening on Monday to accommodate next phase of construction.

GRAND JUNCTION – Reconstruction on the Exit 26 interchange of I-70 will move to the south side of I-70B next Wednesday, September 18th.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  On Wednesday morning, motorists on US 6/US 50 will be switched to the newly paved westbound lanes, with a single lane in both directions (the turn lanes onto the I-70 ramps will remain). The speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph down to 35 mph. This traffic switch will remain in place 24/7 until the work in the eastbound lanes is completed. Then, traffic will be switched back to the pre-construction configuration with work continuing in the median area. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2013. Motorists can expect traffic control devices and personnel in the work zone and should drive with care.

CITY PROJECT - City of Grand Junction – 22 Road Improvements, March 2013 through August 2013:  The City is realigning the 22 Road and US 6 intersection, moving it 500 feet west. This lengthens the intersection spacing with the I-70 interchange ramps, which will improve traffic efficiency and safety. A new connecting street will link Valley Court to 22 Road. Traffic will be able to access US 6 via the signalized intersection at 22 Road, eliminating the need for left turns out of Valley Court and improving safety.

PROJECT INFORMATION - Additional information on these two projects in this area is available via the following:

*CDOT’s DDI will be paid for, in part, with FASTER funds. Funding Advancements for Surface Treatment and Economic Recovery was established by the Colorado General assembly via Senate Bill 09-108 (www.coloradodot.info/projects/faster) to fund the repair or replacement of Colorado’s poor-rated bridges and make safety improvements to Colorado’s key corridors.