Craig briefs: Work continues on I-70 from Eagle to Edwards
July 4, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to work on the Interstate 70 resurfacing project between mile markers 147 and 164 from Eagle to Edwards. Night work on the project will begin Monday in addition to daytime work, which should not impact traffic, according to a press release.
According to CDOT, night work will consist of the following operations involving lane closures:
■ Milling and paving operations in the westbound lanes between mile markers 147 and 152.
■ Removal of concrete barricade and milling and paving operations on the various bridge structures throughout the project limits between mile markers 153 and 164.
■ Milling and paving of each of the four Wolcott interchange on- and off-ramps. This work is scheduled to be performed during the second week of night operations starting July 14 and should be completed in four night shifts.
The $8.4 million project is contracted through Old Castle United Companies, according to the press release.
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