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I-70 Glenwood Canyon Eastbound Concrete Resurfacing

February 26, 2013 - PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) will host a public open house this Thursday, February 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Community Recreation Center on 100 Wulfsohn.

I-70 Glenwood Canyon ConcreteThe purpose of the open house is to provide details and answer questions on the next phase of concrete reconstruction in Glenwood Canyon. This project is the fourth in a series of phased projects that will replace the current asphalt pavement with concrete pavement, in the eastbound lanes only.

The work zone lies between the east side of Hanging Lake Tunnel (located about 10 miles east of Glenwood Springs) and the Bair Ranch Exit (or between mile points 125.9 and 131). In addition to concrete reconstruction, the project will include bridge expansion joint work (both east- and westbound) on two I-70 bridges and two interstate ramp bridges at the Bair Ranch Exit. Finally, the project will also resurface (with asphalt) the Bair Ranch rest area parking lot.

The work, contracted to IHC for $7.5 million, is expected to start on March 25, weather permitting, and last through late June. During concrete reconstruction, I-70 traffic will be traveling in a single lane in each direction, using the westbound lanes. Further details about the project schedule and travel impacts will be presented at the open house and sent out in a later press release.

PUBLIC INFORMATION - Those with questions or concerns about the project may call the contractor’s Public Information Manager, Eddie Davidsen, at (970) 773-4537. Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.dot.state.co.us/TravelInfo/currentcond/ or by calling 511. To receive project updates via wireless device or e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Northwest Colorado.

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