Littleton firm called in to fix rockfall damage
Damage to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon should be repaired within the next two months and all four lanes should be open by February, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation press release.On Thanksgiving morning, a massive landslide deposited 1,500 to 1,700 cubic yards of rock across I-70, briefly closing the interstate.Yesterday, CDOT hired the Littleton-based firm of Kiewit Western to undertake the repairs needed to reopen all four lanes. Currently, there is one lane open in each direction. The repairs will begin today and the contractor will have 60 days to complete the work. Kiewit Western will receive $681,775 for the project, with a $5,000 incentive for each day the work is completed ahead of schedule, up to a maximum of $35,000. If the contractor goes over the 60-day allotment, a $5,000 penalty will be enforced per day. Repair work will include repairing eight damaged sections of an eastbound bridge deck and damage to the westbound lanes. It will require significant removal and replacement of asphalt pavement. Repairs also include replacing damaged sections of several hundred feet of a concrete barrier and guardrail. Kiewit Western will also design and construct approximately 50 linear feet of a new retaining wall along the westbound lanes to replace damaged sections. These wall panels are approximately 23 feet tall. The eastbound lanes will be repaired first. Once complete, traffic will be shifted onto the eastbound lanes while repairs are made in the westbound direction. One lane in each direction will be open throughout the repair work.Trucks more than 12 feet wide and 100 feet in length are prohibited in Glenwood Canyon until further notice.The company will receive $681,775 for the project, with a $5,000 incentive for each day the work is completed ahead of schedule.
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