De Beque Canyon work moves to daytime hours
Due to progressively lower nighttime temperatures, the paving project in De Beque Canyon on Interstate 70 from mile marker 49-60 has changed from a night operation to a daytime schedule as of Sept. 28.
Single lane closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the eastbound and westbound directions and will continue Monday through Friday until the paving project is complete. Speed limits will be reduced through the work zone to 40 mph.
This Colorado Department of Transportation resurfacing project began in April this year and is scheduled to be complete in early November. In addition to repaving, work also included repairing bridge rail and guardrail, installation of delineators and upgrades to barriers. Elam Construction is the contractor for this $9 million dollar project.
CDOT would like to remind motorists that fines are doubled within the work zone.
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