Resurfacing project begins on I-70B and CO 141B in Mesa County

Project Update

June 22, 2023 - Northwestern Colorado - Motorists should anticipate night work

Mesa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contracting partner Elam Construction of Grand Junction have begun resurfacing work at three locations in the Grand Junction area. Work will take place on the I-70 Business Loop in Grand Junction and on CO 141 Business Loop in Clifton. Motorists should plan for nighttime work.

The resurfacing project will take place on I-70B at the I-70 off-ramp (Mile Point 0.18) to 24 Rd. (MP 2.52), I-70B from Main St. (MP 6.75) to 29 Rd. (MP 8.46), I-70B Frontage Roads from Main St. to 29 Rd., and on CO 141B at the I-70B/CO 141B intersection (MP 162.26) to the Colorado River (MP 159.9). Work will include milling operations, 1.5 to 2-inch asphalt paving, minor bridge work and guardrail improvements. Existing concrete barrier will be removed from I-70B Frontage Road and replaced with a barrier fence.

The new asphalt will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. Other benefits of the project include installation of new guardrail that is 31 inches high, designed to meet new safety standard requirements. The higher railing will help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The former standard of height of guardrail was 27 inches.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should plan for single lane closures with occasional one-lane alternating traffic Sunday through Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The project is anticipated to be complete in October, 2023.

I70 CO 141 resurfacing project map
Map showing where work will take place on I-70B and CO 141.

Project Information

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Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • 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!

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