GRAND JUNCTION ,Colo (KKCO) On April 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. (IHC) started the I-70B concrete reconstruction project to improve the highway (also referred to as US 6 & 50) between 24 ¾ Road through the 25 Road intersection. The safety-improvement project involves concrete reconstruction, widening from four to six lanes for added turn lanes, a new storm sewer system; an updated signal system; utility relocation, curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscaping. This project is paid for in part by Colorado FASTER.*
NEW!! PROJECT UDPATES & IMPACTS: Through movements on 25 Road/Riverside Parkway and all turn movements at the intersection will remain closed through Thursday morning. Work will continue on the north and south sides of the intersection. Expect to see curb and gutter paving, asphalt paving and traffic signal work. Crews are scheduled to install the intersection pavement markings on Wednesday night and open the intersection by Thursday morning.
PROJECT SCHEDULE & PHASING: The project, which is expected to be completed in late October 2012, is being phased to provide two lanes of traffic in both directions continuously through the construction zone. During the first phase crews reconstructed the middle mainline I-70B lanes. Currently, during second phase, traffic will be shifted back onto the new driving surface on mainline
I-70B, while portions of the outside lanes and frontage roads are replaced.
Here is what motorists can expect throughout the project:
'B7 'B7Two lanes of traffic in each direction on I-70 B will be maintained continuously;
'B7 Short traffic stops (though kept to a minimum);
'B7 Impacts to turning movements at 25 Road during intersection work;
'B7 Width restrictions of 11 feet;
'B7 Reduced speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph;
'B7 Some altered-but not closed-accesses;
'B7 Restricted left turns (left turns can be made at signalized intersections only);