I-70 Glenwood Canyon emergency repairs will be completed by Thanksgiving

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.

Emergency repairs continue on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon from the damage caused by mudslides in July.

Currently, there are no overnight closures anticipated on the emergency repair project for the rest of the week on I-70 from exit 116 to exit 133.

The road construction project costs about $6 million, and the major work includes: guardrail replacement, culvert repairs, and roadway resurfacing.

CDOT is on track for repairing both eastbound and westbound lanes on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon just in time for Thanksgiving, but river work cleanup will create traffic delays in December. Elise Thatcher with CDOT says, “River work has been underway. This is where material is being removed from parts of the Colorado River, material that came down during the material flows this summer. That work will be continuing through the winter. So, motorists should anticipate lane closures because of that work taking place.”

An extended single lane closure remains in place at mile point 123.5 on Interstate 70, but that closure will expire before Thanksgiving. Click here for updated info on road conditions and closures.

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