GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Colorado Department of Transportation just started a big project on I-70, that will hopefully improve your safety on the road.
C-DOT is working to update the wrong-way detection systems along I-70 ramps, from the Utah State line to Silverthorne. Only one ramp will be closed at a time while crews are working. Drivers should take note that ramp closures will only happen at night or early in the morning – with the goal of reducing travel impacts as much as possible.
“Last summer, approximately from the Utah state line and the Eisenhower tunnel, we put in additional signage and this new detection system on the exit ramps. so the idea is, that we want to make sure nobody ideally goes the wrong way up an exit ramp and ends up going in the wrong direction on the I-70. Now, we already had wrong-way signage on most of these areas, but last summer we put in new detection systems so there’s flashing lights and there are signs. the placement of the signs is lower because more data were showing if you have the signs lower on the post people could see it easier through their windshield,” says CDOT’s Region 3 Communications Manager, Elise Thatcher.
The I-70 project will continue through October.