The project teams will be off the interstate on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
The CDOT team will implement a full eastbound night closure of I-70 Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11:55 p.m. to Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. from Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to Exit 133 (Dotsero). The official closure point for eastbound motorists will be Exit 87 (West Rifle) in order to guide commercial vehicles to Colorado Highway 13 as the identified alternate route. Eastbound motorists seeking to access Glenwood Springs or the Roaring Fork Valley will be able to continue eastbound on I-70.
Westbound will remain open. This closure is necessary to place a crane on I-70 next to the Colorado River at MP 124.4. The crane is necessary for crews to deliver a conveyor belt to this location, equipment that will be instrumental in removing material from the riverbed up to the I-70 highway deck. The material will then be hauled out of the canyon.
Off-haul operations continue at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch and MP 124.5/Wagon Gulch. Motorists should anticipate slower speeds throughout the canyon and an increase in truck traffic. Crews continue to utilize an eastbound single lane closure in place from MP 123 to 124.5. Work is weather dependent and motorists are reminded to drive the posted speeds through the work zone and drive for conditions.
The GeoHazard project team anticipates they will restart the rockfall fence project sometime in late February/early March.
Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.
Anticipated traffic impacts
? There will be an eastbound right lane closure from mile point 123-124.5 for the
Colorado River recovery work.
? Work is scheduled Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The IHC Scott team will be working 11
hour shifts from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
? In the coming weeks, work may take place at night or on the weekends if necessary to
complete work before the end of April.
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