Traffic Alert, April 14, 2013

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week:

■  Interstate 70 Business Reconstruction Phase 3: From 25 Road east to about 1,000 feet east of the Rimrock Avenue intersection, the project involves full concrete reconstruction, the addition of a third lane in each direction and access and intersection improvements.

Two lanes in each direction will be kept open, short traffic stops may occur and will be kept to a minimum. The speed limit in the project area will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph. Left turns in the project area can be made only at the signalized intersections. All business access will be maintained, but may be altered at times. Some evening and weekend work will be done as necessary to expedite the project.

■  22 Road Realignment Project: Reconstruction of one-third of a mile of U.S. Highway 6 between Valley Court and the Exit 26 Interchange. The new intersection will move 500 feet west of its existing location to improve safety and efficiency. A new connecting street will be built linking Valley Court to 22 Road.

The first work involves removing the existing median and putting down temporary paving. There will be lane shifts in the work area during the daytime. Traffic will move to the outside edges of the road, but two lanes of traffic will be maintained in either direction. Speed limits will be reduced to 35 mph.

2013 Street Overlay Program: Asphalt milling will take place Monday to Wednesday. Prep work will be done on 15th Street from North Avenue to Orchard Avenue, and Bunting Avenue from 12th to 15th streets. The roads will be closed to through traffic with no on-street parking

Detours will be marked. Use 12th Street or 23rd Street as alternate routes. Expect delays in these areas.


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