Lane moved today for I-70 work

Beginning midday today, one westbound lane of Interstate 70 between Fruita and Mack will be re-opened as part of westbound traffic, after completion of one stage of a concrete resurfacing project in the area.

The resurfacing project will continue midday Tuesday when a single lane of eastbound I-70 will be transferred onto the westbound side of the interstate.

As a result, there will be one eastbound lane and one westbound lane of I-70, both located on what is typically the two-lane, westbound side of the interstate, while crews resurface the eastbound lanes with concrete.

The eastbound I-70 on-ramp in Loma will be closed while crews work on the eastbound lanes.

Drivers can get on the interstate by taking a detour on U.S. Highway 6&50 until they reach Fruita, then take the I-70 eastbound on-ramp in Fruita.

Detours and temporary lane reconfigurations will be in place likely until early November, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Resurfacing work is taking place between mile-markers 11.4 and 16 on the interstate.

The $6.23 million project involves replacing the top 1 to 4 inches of asphalt on the roadway and replacing it with 6 inches of concrete.


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