CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 4-8

Demolition and removal of damaged westbound parapet wall at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.
Demolition and removal of damaged westbound parapet wall at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.

Progress this week

There are two overnight closures of eastbound I-70 Glenwood Canyon planned. Weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work is safety and schedule critical to construct and pave a temporary lane in the eastbound median in order to shift traffic so work can begin on reconstruction of the retaining wall. 

Crews made progress on the concrete box culvert outlet at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch by pouring the side walls and roof. Debris removal and repairs to the damaged Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch continues.

Repairs to the damaged deck overhang and parapet wall on the westbound lanes continues. The project team continues clearing debris from the recreation path between MP 126 and 129.

Rainy weather did cause a safety closure of the canyon on Wednesday, Sept. 29 due to a material flow at MP 120. 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.

Repairs to the Concrete Box Culvert at MP 123.5.
Repairs to the concrete box culvert at MP 123.5.

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. 

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CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 4-8