CDOT: Traffic impacts Glenwood Canyon, Sept. 20-24

Glenwood Canyon 2021 Emergency Project
Mile Point (MP) 123.5 Blue Gulch

Concrete Box Culvert outlet clean up at MP 123.5.

Progress this week

Crews continue debris removal and clearing debris from the damaged Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch. Repair work was completed on the inlet of the CBC.

The Lawrence Construction team is drilling locations for shoring towers. The shoring will secure the damaged infrastructure so repairs can begin on the eastbound retaining wall.

Xcel Energy has completed the necessary repairs to their damaged assets in the canyon. The project team is working closely on coordination with the Colorado Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on the river recovery efforts.

Rainy weather may cause additional material flows and I-70 closures in Glenwood Canyon in the coming months. Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Anticipated Traffic Impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. The eastbound single lane closure is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and the westbound single lane closure is .5 miles long. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon. 

Concrete Box Culvert inlet repairs at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch.

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CDOT: Traffic impacts Glenwood Canyon, Sept. 20-24