I-70 East of DeBeque Resurfacing

Project Complete!

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work along Interstate 70 east of DeBeque for 3 miles. United Companies of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project.

Construction will take place on I-70 east of DeBeque from Mile Point 65 and will continue for 3 miles to MP 68. Work will include the placement of a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, striping, rumble strip installation, guardrail replacement, three culvert treatments, replacing bridge rail and performing minor bridge repair.

Project Benefits:

The HMA 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. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists.

Other benefits of the project include installation of new guardrail that will be 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 height of guardrail was 27 inches.

Work Schedule:

  • The project is set to begin May 2
  • Work is expected to be completed late August 2023
  • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • There will be east and westbound single lane closures throughout the course of the project

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5 Million
  • Contractor: Oldcastle
  • Timeline: May - August 2023
  • Location: I-70 east of DeBeque
    • Mile Point(s): 65.0 - 68.0
    • County: Mesa & Garfield
I-70 east of Debeque in Garfield and Mesa Counties
I-70 east of Debeque in Garfield and Mesa Counties