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Concrete Slab Replacement on I-76 Begins Monday

July 2, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will extend the life of the interstate.

MORGAN COUNTY — Beginning Monday, July 8, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a concrete slab replacement project that will take place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-76 from mile marker (MM) 67 to MM 77 (east of Wiggins and west of Fort Morgan).

“The work will remove and replace damaged and broken concrete on I-76, which will help extend the life of the interstate,” said Project Engineer Jim Bledsoe. “By preventing further concrete damage, CDOT will help maintain the highway infrastructure, which will save money in the future.”

During construction, crews will be coordinating lane closures and highway impacts with the Brush to Fort Morgan I-76 reconstruction project. At least one lane of the interstate will remain open at all times, but lane closures will be in place 24/7. Work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a 12 foot width restriction in place for commercial vehicles from MM 66 through MM 92 (including the Brush to Fort Morgan reconstruction work zone). All motorists are encouraged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

The project is contracted to Zak Dirt for $1.5 million, and is expected to be complete in December 2013.

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