Paving from Gypsum to Eagle completed |

Paving from Gypsum to Eagle completed

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY – A stretch of Interstate 70 between Gypsum and Eagle has been resurfaced and the project has earned a top rating for asphalt smoothness.

The newly resurfaced highway in Eagle County has received the fourth highest smoothness rating for its class. Contractor Lafarge North America, Inc., will receive 90.1 percent of the incentive payment available for smoothness – amounting to nearly

“This resurfacing project is quite an achievement,” said Martha Miller, the Eagle-area resident engineer for the Department of Transportation. “Matching new pavement with an existing shoulder on either side is difficult, especially with only one lift of new asphalt; Lafarge’s work was exceptional.”

The $3.3 million eight-mile pavement milling and resurfacing project took place between mile posts 139 and 147 and included work on both on- and off-ramps at both exits.

Support Local Journalism