I-70 Parachute to Rulison Resurfacing

Project Complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contracting partner Elam Construction began the Interstate 70 Parachute to Rulison resurfacing project on April 5. The project took place on I-70 beginning at Mile Point 75.4, east of Parachute, and continuedfor 6 miles to MP 81.6 near Rulison.

Work included a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, installing new guardrail, leveling asphalt at select locations, replacement of bridge rail and striping.

The new road surface added approximately 10 years of life to the highway, providing a smoother road surface and eliminating ruts and road damage. This has allowed for an improved smoother and safer drive for motorists. The new guardrail is 31” high instead of 27” high to help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $6.3 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: April - late September 2022
  • Location: I-70 east of Parachute and will continue for 6 miles near Rulison in Garfield County

I-70 from Parachute to Rulison resurfacing project map