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I-76 resurfacing project to begin Monday

May 3, 2016 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work from Brush to Merino will involve single-lane closures

BRUSH – Construction will begin Monday on the Colorado Department of Transportation resurfacing project on Interstate 76 in Morgan and Washington counties.

Motorists can expect single lane closures, Monday through Friday, during daytime hours, as well as reduced speed limits in the work zone. No nighttime or weekend work is planned for the project, but some may occur depending on weather. Some lane closures may be overnight to allow cure time for concrete sections.

Work will involve concrete panel replacement, and asphalt paving to upgrade the surface of the highway. The project will also include shoulder repairs and guardrail upgrades along various points of the highway. The project will occur on I-76, beginning east of the city of Brush and continuing to the Merino Interchange, between Mile Points 90 – 102, and is expected to be complete by September 2016.

Simon Contractors of Cheyenne, Wyo., was awarded the $6.9 million bid for this project.

“The importance of this work is that it will greatly reduce the risk of damage to vehicles and provide drivers with a smooth and safer ride,” says CDOT Project Engineer, Craig Schumacher.

“We want to ensure that the highway is safe and durable for years to come, and we want to do so with a minimal impact on the people who travel with us every single day.”

If you have questions about the project, you can go to the CDOT website at www.codot.gov/projects/i-76-brush-to-merino. You can also contact the Public Information Team at (970) 840-8949, or email [email protected].

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