I-70 Concrete Panel Replacement Project Arapahoe County

About the Project:

The project will replace the aging pavement with new concrete panels on east and westbound I-70 from Bennett to Deer Trail.  This work will greatly improve the driving surface and provide safer travel for motorists.

Project Purpose:

The original pavement was built in 1991. The pavement is deteriorating, which has required multiple repairs.  The pavement (concrete panels) needs to be permanently replaced for the long-term safety of the traveling public and will also improve driving surface conditions. 

Work Schedule:

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 4 and last through late May.  A single lane closure in one direction in a one mile segment will take place during the week days and nights. No lane closures on the weekends and holidays. 

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Starting March 4, single lane closure in a one-mile increment in one direction of I-70 from 7 a.m. Monday to noon Friday each week until the project is done in late May. 
  • Work begins on westbound I-70 near Deer Trail at MP 325. There will be a single lane closure for a length of one mile. Once panels are replaced in that mile-long segment, then the single lane closure will shift for another mile increment in the westbound direction. 
  • After panels are replaced on the westbound side from Deer Trail to Bennett, then crews will shift to the eastbound side, with a single lane closure beginning at Bennett. 
  • Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal.
  • Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 65 mph. 
  •  It's extremely important that motorists pay close attention while traveling in the work zone, heed the speed limit, leave ample following space and watch for crew members. 
  • Refer to COtrip.org for real-time travel conditions and road closures.

Work this Week & Lane Closures I-70 Concrete Replacement

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $1.4 Million
  • Contractor: Ralph L Wadsworth
  • Timeline: March through May 2024
  • Location: I-70 east and westbound 
    • Nearest Town/City: from Bennett to Deer Trail
    • Mile Point(s): MP 305 through 325
    • County: Arapahoe