This CDOT project included a major resurfacing of the eastbound lanes on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon from the No Name overpass to the Grizzly Creek rest area. The full depth reconstruction of the pavement section included removal of deteriorating asphalt pavement, removal and regrading of base course material, placement of new 11-inch concrete pavement, and concrete resurfacing of a bridge deck. Approximately 9,500cy of concrete was used. The work required eastbound traffic to be detoured onto one lane of the westbound lanes from the No Name tunnels to the Hanging Lake tunnel, resulting in two-way traffic 24 hours a day. Several on and off ramps were affected for the duration of the project.
The paving project was completed 22 days ahead ahead of schedule earning Concrete Works of Colorado an early completion incentive. “CDOT and Concrete Works of Colorado’s goal was to have the project completed by the weekend before the 4th of July Holiday, we met this goal with strong teamwork, partnering and an aggressive schedule set by Concrete Works.” – CDOT Resident Engineer Pete Mertes.
This project was the first in a series of phased projects which will replace the current asphalt pavement in Glenwood Canyon with a durable concrete pavement, providing better performance in the seasonal harsh conditions in the area.