I-70 Business widening, rebuilding to continue; meeting Monday

Construction on the next portion of the Interstate 70 Business Loop reconstruction project is scheduled to begin April 7, and the Colorado Department of Transportation will host a public open house about it from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Outlaw Cafe, 2493 U.S. Highway 6&50.

The construction, scheduled through mid-December, will be from 25 Road to about 1,000 feet east of Rimrock Avenue. According to CDOT, the work done will be similar to what has already been done west of 25 Road: adding two driving lanes, a new storm sewer system and a new concrete driving surface.

Construction will happen from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the possibility of night work for utility-line cuts and traffic signals, according to CDOT.

Left turn lanes will be open only at the Rimrock Avenue intersection, according to CDOT.  Access to businesses in the construction area will be maintained, though it may be altered to accommodate construction.

At Monday’s open house, officials will address questions and concerns about the project. During previous portions of the project, business owners expressed concern that they could be negatively impacted by what was perceived as decreased access to their businesses.

According to CDOT, the project is being paid for in part by Colorado’s Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery legislation. Work will include gutters, sidewalks, landscaping and signing.


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