CDOT: Traffic impacts Nov. 15-20 – Glenwood Canyon

Colorado Department of Transportation

Prepping the right lane eastbound for concrete at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch.
Prepping the right lane eastbound for concrete at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch

I-70 Glenwood Canyon 2021 Emergency Project – mile point 123.5, Blue Gulch

Progress this week

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.

Upcoming work eastbound includes concrete paving and asphalt patching. Once the eastbound right lane is paved, traffic will be shifted to this side to begin the final stage of repairs to the median and left lane.

Work to remove debris from the river is anticipated to begin in December. 

Debris stabilization continues both eastbound and westbound at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch.

Debris removal of the Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 124.5/Devils Hole location continues.

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.

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CDOT: Traffic impacts Nov. 15-20 – Glenwood Canyon