Mar 23, 2010 10:33 AM by Associated Press

Permanent repairs start on I-70 after rock slide

A contractor has started working on permanent repairs on an elevated section of Interstate 70 that was damaged when 20 boulders punched holes in the highway in Glenwood Canyon.

The rock slide March 8 closed a 17-mile stretch of I-70 for about three days. No one was hurt.

Flatiron Construction Corp. of Longmont won the $860,000 contract for repairs. It started work Monday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the firm can earn $5,000 per day up to $31,000 for completing the project before May 15.

The work includes bridge deck and wall repairs, plus repairs to guardrails, a median concrete barriers, and lighting. Steel bridge girders will be strengthened, and Flatiron will apply 400 tons of
patching asphalt.


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