Rifles I-70 on-ramp reopens | AspenTimes.com

Rifles I-70 on-ramp reopens

Heidi RiceGlenwood Springs correspondentAspen, CO Coloradlo

RIFLE, Colo. Motorists heading east from Rifle to Glenwood Springs were good sports during the five-day closure of the Interstate-70 onramp, which reopened late Wednesday afternoon. The ramp was closed on Saturday to facilitate the roundabout construction taking place at the I-70 interchange and at Airport Road, and reopened on Wednesday evening. Commuters were advised to take Highway 6&24 to Silt and get on the interstate there, or use the Mamm Creek/Garfield County Airport on-ramp or the West Rifle interchange. Gary Osier, handling public relations, said he was amazed that he had no complaints. I havent had one call, Osier said Wednesday afternoon. Im tickled pink that my phone hasnt rung. City Manager John Hier also said he hadnt received any complaint calls. Work on the roundabouts began in April and is slated to be complete in September. Closure of the Rifle I-70 interchange on-ramp was expected to save 6 to 8 days on the overall construction period of the project. For more information about the roundabout construction, contact the citys hotline at 319-3641 or Western Martinez Constructors at 625-3807.

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