Westbound I-70 Bridge Work Over Colorado River in Rifle Nearing Completion

Sept. 21, 2018 - Westbound I-70 Traffic to Shift Onto Repaired Bridge Next Week

GARFIELD COUNTY—On Monday, Sept. 24, westbound Interstate 70 traffic will shift back onto the westbound bridge over the Colorado River near Rifle.

Since April, both directions of I-70 have been reduced to a single lane, separated by a concrete barrier wall on the eastbound I-70 bridge. Both directions will remain in a single-lane configuration for several weeks while crews remove the temporary median crossover and complete finishing work.

The contractor has completed repairs to the westbound I-70 bridge. Crews made extensive structural steel and concrete deck repairs. Concrete bridge approaches and railings were also replaced.

Posted speed-limit reductions will remain in place and are strictly enforced. Fines are double in the work zone.

Project completion is anticipated in mid-October, which is several weeks ahead of schedule. All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. Visit the project website for the latest schedule information.

Project Info

CDOT and Hamilton Construction Company recently rehabilitated the westbound I-70 bridge over the Colorado River near Rifle. The total construction cost is approximately $3.1 million, and the project is funded by the Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery Act of 2009 (FASTER), which allows Colorado to improve roadway safety, repair deteriorating bridges, and support transit.