CDOT completes canyon repairs |

CDOT completes canyon repairs

Repairs to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon following a Jan. 1 rockslide have been completed several days ahead of schedule.The Colorado Department of Transportation said in a news release Wednesday that highway damage and guardrail repair was finished Tuesday. The project had been scheduled for completion Saturday.The slide had damaged the outer eastbound lane, concrete barrier and guardrail just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel, and caused that lane to remain closed until CDOT and contractor GA Western finished their work Tuesday.The total project cost was about $65,000, not including maintenance costs.Immediately following the slide, CDOT maintenance crews hauled rocks away with loaders and opened one lane of traffic in each direction. Engineering crews got the repair work designed and out for competitive bidding by the next working day.

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