Westbound I-70 Near De Beque Returns to Normal Configuration Tomorrow

July 26, 2018 - Project Work is 85 Percent Complete

DE BEQUE, MESA COUNTY— Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 27, crews will remove a detour on I-70 near De Beque (mile points 56 to 59) and return westbound traffic to its standard configuration.

Both directions of traffic will continue to follow a single-lane configuration through the work area. Motorists should expect slowdowns and delays, and use caution when traveling through the area.

Safety is the top priority for motorists and construction crews. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. Loads wider than 14 feet will be restricted through the work zone.

"We're switching back traffic one month ahead of what we had originally anticipated," said Eric Peterson, CDOT engineer. "We have worked diligently on this project, and the weather cooperated to accelerate our schedule."

Work on this $3.4 million project is 85 percent complete, and operations will continue through August 2018.

Project Info

The I-70 Overflow near De Beque Project will repair the 614-foot-long bridge to promote safer and smoother driving conditions for the traveling public. Repairs include mitigating fatigue cracks in the structural steel girders, deck repair, replacement of bridge expansion joints, and additional roadway work with the replacement of guardrail, replacement of hot-mix asphalt and waterproofing membrane.