Parachute I-70 interchange work is nearing completion |

Parachute I-70 interchange work is nearing completion

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado – Work on the I-70 interchange at Parachute (exit 75) is nearing completion this week, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

A grouping of the new signals was set into flash (and test) mode on Aug. 4, and are expected to become fully operational by the end of the week.

The project, which began in early April, has widened both eastbound and westbound off-ramps to two lanes for vehicles turning either right or left, and has added a new guardrail and new striping on the off-ramps. The work was done by United Companies for $660,315, funded by the Town of Parachute and Garfield County (which included a grant from the Department of Local Affairs,) with added funds from Battlement Mesa Company for the design, purchase and installation of the signals.

For information on this and other CDOT projects, the public may log on to or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

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