I-70 resurfacing project east of Loma to resume following winter shutdown

March 10, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY— A project to resurface 33 miles of I-70 east of Loma near the Colorado/Utah border will resume operations to complete final work beginning Monday, March 16.

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 currently is 90 percent complete.

From Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21, weather permitting, motorists can expect various daytime shoulder closures as crews begin work along eastbound and westbound I-70 from mile marker 16 to mile marker 32.  Then, beginning Monday, March 23, and lasting for approximately six weeks, one lane of I-70 will be closed in each direction at the US 6/50 overpass for work on bridge expansion joints, curb and bridge rail. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place during working hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

In April, crews will begin paving a 3.5-mile stretch of westbound I-70 between Fruita and Loma, in addition to paving interchange ramps at Fruita, US 6/50, and at 24 Road.  Other final work includes striping, shoulder work, rumble strips and installation of guardrail throughout the project.

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.

Stay Informed:

The best way to stay up to date on project progress and impacts is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT’s website at www.codot.gov and click on the envelope in the talk bubble in the lower right corner of the page. Enter your information and choose the project location you are interested in receiving updates on. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.