Resurfacing on I-70 in Mesa County

About the Project:

The project will take place along I-70 in Mesa County for approximately 6 miles. Work will consist of a 2” asphalt milling, 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, bridge repair, guardrail replacement and striping.

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.
  • The 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:

  • Sunday night through Friday morning from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Traffic Impacts:

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

  • Motorists should plan for single lane closures and 15-minute delays during hours of operation. There will be a 24/7 12’ width restriction and single lane closure for bridge work through Mid-June.
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures I-70 Exit 37 Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $8 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: May through November 2024
  • Location: I-70 Exit 37
    • Nearest Town/City: from east of Grand Junction to Exit 42 near Palisade
    • Mile Point(s): MP 36.5 to 42.6
    • County: Mesa
Map showing project location on I-70 Exit 37 in Mesa County
I-70 Exit 37 Resurfacing project location map