CDOT: Glenwood Canyon Traffic Impacts week of November 20-24, 2021

I-70 Glenwood Canyon 2021 Emergency Project

Mile Point 123.5 Blue Gulch

Finished westbound lanes at mile point 123.5 allowing for two full lanes to be open

Progress this week

Great news! The westbound lanes of I-70 at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch are now fully open.
Commercial vehicle restrictions have been updated for current project work zone conditions.

Currently there are no overnight closures anticipated on the project for the end of this week,
over the weekend or next week. Due to favorable weather forecasted, the project team plans
to continue working through the weekend. The work will be in the permanent lane closed at
MP 123.5 but with the increase in weekend traffic volumes, motorists should anticipate
possible impacts and slower moving traffic in the area. Crews will not be working Thursday,
Nov. 25-28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Traffic on the eastbound section has now been switched to the right lane in a single lane
configuration. Work will begin on the concrete box culvert, fiber optic lines, concrete
pavement and guardrail for the left lane and shoulder reconstruction.

Work to remove debris from the river is anticipated to begin in December. There will also be
work to clear material from rockfall fencing above I-70.

Debris removal of the Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 124.5/Wagon Gulch location

At MP 126.5, on the riverside, there is about 560’ of railing removal and then replacement
that will commence.

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 12’-6” width restriction in place for commercial
vehicles through Glenwood Canyon.

Stay Informed and Connect with the Project
Project information is available at:
? Project website:
? Project information hotline: 970-319-1887
? Project email:

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CDOT: Glenwood Canyon Traffic Impacts week of November 20-24, 2021