Concrete being resurfaced in canyon
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado – On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation begins concrete reconstruction of the westbound lanes on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. The area of the canyon where the work will take place stretches from the No Name Rest Area (Exit 119) to Hanging Lake Rest Area (Exit 125). This project is the third in a series of phased projects that will replace the current asphalt pavement through the canyon with more durable, longer-lasting concrete pavement. The work is expected to last until the middle of May (with good weather). The project was contracted to Interstate Highway Construction of Englewood Colorado for $3 million.
Through April 9, on westbound I-70, there will be a 24 hour a day left-lane closure between mile posts 124 and 126 (east and west of Hanging Lake Rest Area). The rest area will remain open for this duration. The speed limit through the closure area will be reduced to 35 mph and there is a width restriction of 12 feet. Crews will be removing the existing asphalt, grading and smoothing the highway’s base material, and constructing the new 11-inch concrete pavement surface.