Construction to slow I-70 traffic for Routt County residents traveling to Grand Junction
September 21, 2012
Steamboat Springs — Northwest Colorado residents planning to travel west on Interstate 70 to Grand Junction and national parks in Utah this autumn should plan for traffic slowing near the town of Parachute in Garfield County, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks wrote in a press release this week that work begins Saturday on the second phase of new highway interchanges with on- and off-ramps from the Interstate in both directions. The ramps will lead to traffic roundabouts on both sides of the highway to facilitate traffic flow in what is a rapidly growing area along the I-70 corridor, Shanks added.
The work that begins Saturday involves concrete pours for the ramps and roundabouts and will continue from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until an anticipated completion date of Oct. 31.
During that time, motorists can expect periodic lane shifts and single-lane traffic that will result in reduced traffic speeds, Shanks wrote.