CDOT to Begin Resurfacing I-70 West of Parachute

Aug. 7, 2018 - Project will address several "heave" areas in the project zone

GARFIELD COUNTY - On Thursday August 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor United Companies will begin a project to improve the driving surface and address several road heave sections along I-70 near Parachute.  The approximate mile points are 68 to 76, and improvements will be made to both the eastbound and westbound lanes. Work is scheduled for completion in early December.

The project will consist of:

  • Resurfacing of the road using a two-step asphalt recycling and overlay process.

  • Shoulder and guardrail improvements.

  • Replacement of bridge rail on a bridge located within the project zone.

  • Lining the interiors of several existing culverts with new pipe.

  • Repairs to a culvert on US Highway 6, milepost 78.


  • Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • No work will be done on weekends or holidays.

  • Expect reduced speed limits in the work zone for everyone's safety.

  • There will be single-lane closures for up to two miles at a time.

  • Anticipate delays of fifteen minutes or more.

  • A 12-foot width restriction will be in effect during working hours.

Travelers are urged to slow down, increase distance between vehicles, and follow work zone signs. CDOT and United Companies thank you for your patience and safe driving!

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION:  For updates to this project, the public may call the project hotline at (970) 312-6172, email [email protected] or visit the project website at:

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