GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo.
From CDOT: The Colorado Department of Transportation has cancelled the planned night closure tonight of the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon due to the forecasted weather in the canyon. A closure is still scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1 from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and now planned for Sunday, Oct. 3., to allow work to take place.
The overnight closures on Friday and Sunday will allow crews to conduct work that is essential to rebuild the eastbound retaining wall that supports the eastbound lanes. Westbound lanes will not be affected and will remain open. The closures will require that eastbound travelers use the recommended northern alternate route (more information below). The eastbound closure point will be Exit 116/Glenwood Springs.
- Although westbound will remain open, motorists should anticipate a permanent one lane closure at mile point 123.5. westbound the closure is ½ mile long.
- Several night closures are identified in the contract in order to perform safety critical work that would be difficult to perform under live traffic. Those closures will impact one direction of travel at a time.
- It is imperative for motorists to drive the posted speed limit through the work zone and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.