GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (KREX) – CDOT crews are reconstructing the outer wall of the Interstate 70’s eastbound lanes in Glenwood Canyon. To accommodate repairs, officials had scheduled an overnight closure of eastbound I-70, starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday night but recent weather activity has prompted a cancellation.
Crews are now aiming for overnight closures on October 1 and October 3, lasting from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. CDOT officials say it is safer and easier for crews to perform these repairs, without traffic on the roadway.
“It’s much better to do that then to risk maybe doing work when there’s a time that we’re not sure whether it’s definitely gonna be open and then that can create sort of a domino effect,” Colorado Department of Transportation’s Elise Thatcher explains, “It’s better to make sure that everybody’s set up for success.”
CDOT crews have been out removing a lot of debris and material throughout the summer and addressing both short-term and long-term needs along I-70 in the canyon.
Organizers say the permanent long-term repair project is headed in the right direction, and they hope to fully reopen both directions of the interstate in time for ski season.