The Colorado Department of Transportation and Hamilton Construction Company will rehabilitate the westbound Interstate 70 bridge over the Colorado River near Rifle. The work zone begins approximately one mile west of Colorado Highway 13 (Exit 90). In April, crews will begin constructing median crossovers on both sides of the bridge. The crossovers are necessary to shift westbound traffic onto the existing eastbound I-70 bridge.
The project will be completed in phases in order to minimize traffic impacts. Median crossover construction will require intermittent daytime lane closures on I-70 starting in April. By the end of May, I-70 will be reconfigured as a single lane in each direction using the eastbound I-70 structure. This configuration will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week for several months. By removing all traffic from the westbound structure, the contractor can expedite bridge rehabilitation. A posted speed limit reduction to 45 mph is anticipated. Fines are double in the work zone. Project completion is anticipated in October 2018.
If you have questions or concerns, call the project information line at 970-440-0996 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available in the attachment or on the project website https://www.codot.gov/ projects/i-70-bridge- rehabilitation-over-the- colorado-river-near-rifle
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