Colorado Department of Transportation
Weather prevented work the week of Feb. 21 – 25.
On Friday, February 25, CDOT provided a tour of project operations with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper. Secretary Buttigieg and the senators received an update on the status of work in the canyon and the impacts from the summer 2021 material flows. CDOT appreciates that Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper took the time to learn about the hard work by CDOT and contractor crews in the canyon.
For the week of March 7, the IHC Scott team operation at the Unnamed Gulch location (MP 124) continues with excavation and loading out debris. Trucks will be transporting loads from project location to the Rifle storage area. IHC Scott will utilize the MP 123-124.5 lane closure for 11 hours each day from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Both teams will continue with the eastbound one lane closure from MP 122-124.5.
Motorists should anticipate slower speeds throughout the canyon and an increase in truck traffic. 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 it will restart the rockfall fence project sometime in mid 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 MP 122-124.5 for the Colorado River recovery work. This lane closure will be in place for 22 hours a day, from 8 a.m.-6 a.m. In order to accommodate commuter traffic, this lane closure will be lifted from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. each day.
- Work at some locations will be conducted from 8 a.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Friday, for maximum productivity.
- In the coming weeks, work may take place on the weekends if necessary to complete work before the end of April.
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