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Interstate resurfacing work begins this week

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EAGLE COUNTY — Work items for the Interstate 70 Wolcott east resurfacing and safety-improvement project will begin to require lane reductions this week. Travel impacts will continue through the project’s completion in November. Next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies will upgrade bridge rail on westbound I-70 structures at Avon and Edwards and conduct prep work for new guardrail installation along westbound lanes in the project area, from west of Edwards to Wolcott.

Travel impact information

Travel impacts will be encountered at the following locations and times. For lane closure updates each Friday afternoon, go to https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-wolcott-east:

• I-70 westbound bridge at Avon (MP 166.6) — 7 p.m. — 7 a.m., Monday through Thursday evenings; single-lane reduction on I-70.

• I-70 westbound bridge at Edwards (MP 162.2) — 7 p.m. — 7 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday evenings; single-lane reduction on I-70.

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• I-70 westbound full project limits (MP 159.5-167) — 2 a.m. — 2 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday (and to noon on Friday); westbound single-lane reduction on I-70.

Avon Road under I-70 — 9 a.m. — 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; Avon Road reduced to a single lane in each direction

Edwards Access Road under I-70 — 9 a.m. — 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Edwards Road reduced to a single lane in each direction

The Colorado Department of Transportation and United Companies began mobilizing the project March 20. The work will improve the driving surface and safety features on I-70, from west of Edwards to Wolcott (approximate mile points are 159.5 to 167 with additional bridge work at 158.8). The project is scheduled for completion in November. The total construction cost of the project is $11.1 million.

The work will include resurfacing a 7.5-mile stretch of distressed pavement, making bridge rail and deck repairs on nine structures, lining one large deteriorated culvert under I-70, extensively upgrading and replacing guardrail on various sections along each side of the highway for the entire length of the project and making minor lighting improvements to the wiring at the Edwards interchange.

For project information, go to bit.ly/ i-70-wolcott-east. The site includes contact information and instructions for signing up to receive project updates (choose “I-70 Wolcott East” under the Projects menu upon signing up for updates). The public information line is 970-471-8713.

For information on travel conditions across the state, visit http://www.COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511.


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