I-70 expansion joint work in Glenwood Canyon begins | PostIndependent.com

I-70 expansion joint work in Glenwood Canyon begins

As work progresses on the lighting system at the Interstate 70 No Name tunnel between mile markers 116.8 and 118.2, another project is beginning farther east.

Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews and contractor G. A. Western are replacing expansion joints on 23 of the bridges through Glenwood Canyon between mile markers 119-128.

Crews are replacing expansion joints in the eastbound lanes, and work will continue through late fall, weather permitting (westbound lanes will most likely be replaced spring 2006). Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, there will be a width restriction of 14 feet, and motorists will encounter single lane closures; minimal delays are anticipated.

Contractor Sturgeon Electric Company Inc., of Henderson, continues work on upgrading the lighting systems in the No Name tunnel. The work consists of installing internal lighting and electrical distribution systems at the tunnel, constructing a maintenance parking area west of the south-side (eastbound) tunnel and coating the tunnel entrances in concrete.

The lighting project will be complete by Dec. 1. Work hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, with weekend work or extended hours on an as-needed basis. Reduced speed limits and single-lane closures will be in effect both eastbound and westbound throughout the project. Width restrictions will be in place during the construction and loads more than 14 feet wide will not be permitted.

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