GCECA and CDOT: eastbound I-70 reopened at Glenwood Springs, exit 116

Eagle County PIO


Colorado Department of Transportation

I-70 eastbound daytime closure planned for Wednesday, July 13 in Glenwood Canyon

7.8.22, 11:46 a.m.: A closure is planned for eastbound I-70 next Wednesday, July 13 in Glenwood Canyon. The closure will start at 10 a.m. and will last approximately six hours. The length of the closure could change depending on weather and other variables, so CDOT asks that eastbound motorists plan alternate routes for the day. Westbound I-70 will remain open. The eastbound closure is planned to start mid morning to limit impacts on commuter traffic through the canyon. 

Removing the commercial motor vehicle will not affect CDOT’s ability to continue following the safety protocol for Flash Flood Watches and Warnings for I-70 in Glenwood Canyon.

Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route. The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Eastbound motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne when returning to I-70 from Colorado Highway 9. During the closure, motorists will continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards. CDOT asks motorists to not use US 50 as an alternate route due to heavy construction and traffic impacts between Montrose and Gunnison. 

Glenwood Canyon closed – eastbound I-70 at Exit 116

7.7.22, 11:42 a.m. – Eastbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed at exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) due to a commercial vehicle crash. A semi is in the median at mile point 130.8. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound closure lasting until late afternoon/early evening. Westbound is open with one lane. Crews will need to roll the semi off the median and into the eastbound lanes before clearing and reopening.

7.7.22, approximately 10 a.m. – I-70 eastbound is closed at Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs due to a crash. There is no estimated time of reopening. Travelers are advised to use alternate route north on CO 13 West Rifle, east US 40 Craig, South CO 9 Kremmling. Updates will be available at www.cotrip.org.


7.7.22, 4:21 p.m. – I-70 is open at mile marker 116, eastbound, Glenwood Springs.

7.7.22, 9:55 a.m. – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 116 eastbound, Glenwood Springs, due to an accident.

GCECA and CDOT: eastbound I-70 reopened at Glenwood Springs, exit 116