Night work on Interstate 70 begins on Monday |

Night work on Interstate 70 begins on Monday

Daily staff report

EAGLE COUNTY — Work continues on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Interstate 70 resurfacing project between Eagle and Edwards. Night work on the project will begin on the evening of July 8, in addition to daytime work, which should not impact traffic. Night work will consist of the following operations involving lane closures:

• Milling and paving operations in the westbound lanes between milepost 152 and 147. These operations should be completed within the first week of night operations.

• Removal of concrete barricade, milling, and paving operations on the various bridge structures throughout the project limits. These structures are all located between milepost 164 and 153. Work on these structures will begin in the first week of night operations, and will continue sporadically throughout the remainder of the project depending on completion of corresponding concrete bridge repair.

• 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, beginning on July 14, and should be completed in four night shifts.

The normal weekly work schedule for night operations will be Sunday nights through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be no night work on Friday or Saturday evenings. Daytime work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with allowance for eastbound commuter traffic from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily. Allowances will be made for westbound commuter traffic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily and between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone and traffic fines will be doubled. Transportation officials reminds motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers.

The $8.4 million project is contracted through Old Castle United Companies. To receive e-mail or text alerts about the project, visit and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the project hotline at 970-306-7582 or email

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