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Crews Start I-70 Median Barrier Replacement April 1 from Morrison Road to C-470

March 26, 2019 -

JEFFERSON COUNTY—On Monday, April 1, CDOT will begin replacing median barrier along Interstate 70 between the Morrison Road and C-470 interchanges.

Drivers can expect lane shifts, and single-lane and shoulder closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 during the following time periods:

Eastbound

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Westbound

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Remember to Slow for the Cone Zone

  • Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers; drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be Patient!

Travel Impacts

  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone.
  • Please use caution as trucks will be entering and exiting the project area.
  • Construction continues through late April 2019, with work weather-dependent and subject to extension.

Background

Phase 1 of the project replaced median barrier along I-70 between the Lookout Mountain and Chief Hosa interchanges, and the area west the of I-70/I-270 Interchange, and on the east side of the Quebec Street overpass.

Median barriers enhance public safety by physically separating opposing traffic streams and help stop vehicles from traveling into the opposing traffic lanes.

Cruz Construction Co. of Colorado Springs, is the contractor for the $1.8 million project.

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