I-70 Resurfacing Project East of Loma to Shut Down for Winter

December 10, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Final Work Will Take Place in the Spring.

MESA COUNTY— A project to resurface 33 miles of I-70 east of Loma near the Colorado/Utah border will suspend operations for the winter beginning Friday, December 12.  Since construction began in early June 2014, crews have made significant progress on safety improvements to I-70. The work has included repaving and sealing the roadway surface, upgrading several interchanges, and installing structures that increase drainage and protect the highway from erosion.  The project is currently 90 percent complete.

When the project resumes in March 2015, crews will complete paving on westbound I-70 between Fruita and Loma, in addition to paving interchange ramps at Fruita, US 6/50, and at 24 Road.  Additional work to be completed includes: bridge joints, curb and rail, striping, shoulder work, rumble strips and installation of guardrail. Temporary barrier walls have been placed in several locations throughout the project where original permanent barriers were removed.  The barrier walls, which will remain in place over the winter, are not expected to impact motorists.

For questions about the project, contact the project hotline at 970-639-7755 or email the public information team at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

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