Four lanes open on I-70 |

Four lanes open on I-70

Aspen Times Staff

Repairs were completed yesterday to the section of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon destroyed by a rock slide on Thanksgiving Day. All four lanes of traffic are now open west of Hanging Lake Tunnel. The repair contract was awarded in late November to Kiewit, an Omaha, Neb.-based construction and engineering firm.The project included repairs to eight sections of bridge deck on the eastbound lanes and roadway damage on the westbound lanes; replacement of damaged asphalt; replacement of several hundred feet of concrete barrier and guardrail; and design and fabrication of sections of retaining wall. The total cost was approximately $1.2 million.Kiewit’s contract offered a $5,000 incentive for each day the work is completed ahead of schedule, which set a finish date of Feb. 5, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. If the work had extended past the finish date, a $5,000-per-day penalty would have gone into effect. The company’s incentive bonus totaled $30,000.

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