I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon To Close Wednesday And Thursday

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon To Close Wednesday And Thursday

Colorado transportation officials have announced that I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28.

The closures will take place in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m both days for an emergency rockfall mitigation project. During the closures, helicopters will be delivering steel posts to build protective fencing to stop rockfall.

The eastbound closure begins at Exit 116 while the westbound closure will begin at Exit 133.

CoDOT offers the following instructions for commercial vehicle traffic during the closure:

“CMV parking will be available at Exit 133 (Dotsero). There is an 8-foot width restriction on CO 131 and a 12-foot width restriction on CO 9 north of I-70. CMV are restricted from using Independence Pass at all times which has a 35-foot length restriction in place. On the Exit 116 Glenwood Springs side of the closure, Colorado State Patrol will be working to stage CMV on I-70. Please pay close attention to all traffic control in place and follow flagger instructions.”

Learn more about the closures by clicking here.

Sources:
Mix 104.3 FM
NBC 11