I-70 Glenwood Canyon Roadway Treatment & Replacement

Project Facts

  • Cost: $706,000
  • Contractor: Old Castle Materials
  • Timeline: May 1 - mid-June 2018
  • Location: On I-70 along Glenwood Canyon (mile points 116 - 133)

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"The deterioration of the longitudinal joint (centerline) has become a safety hazard for the traveling public driving through Glenwood Canyon. Its current condition has been a contributing factor to the rate of deterioration of the pavement throughout the canyon. The removal and replacement of the longitudinal joint will extend the life of the pavement in canyon until funding becomes available to conduct a full width replacement in the future," says CDOT Project Engineer Dave Tedrow. "We appreciate the public's understanding and patience with this project."

On Tuesday, May 1, crews will begin repairing approximattely 15 miles of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon between Gypsum and Glenwood Springs.

Crews will begin working on westbound I-70, near Gypsum, at mile point 131 and progress toward Glenwood Springs. Once crews reach mile point 118, they will begin working in the eastbound lanes. Approximately 1.5 miles of asphalt is expected to be removed and replaced per day.

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  • Project length: May 1 - mid-June 2018
  • Regular working hours: 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • No lane closures on I-70 are expected Fridays through Sundays.
  • No work will be done over the Memorial Day holiday.
  • The schedule is weather dependent.

Traffic Impacts

  • 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 five minutes or more.
  • A 10-foot width restriction will be in effect during working hours.
  • All rest areas will remain open, with the possibility of intermittent ramp closures for safety. Any lane closures that impact rest stops or ramps will be manned by a flagger to provide access to the rest area and to ensure safe merging into traffic.

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