I-70 east and westbound lanes to close temporarily Monday near No Name for rockfall mitigation work | PostIndependent.com

I-70 east and westbound lanes to close temporarily Monday near No Name for rockfall mitigation work

A semi truck along I-70 was damaged by a rockslide Saturday afternoon. Currently, there are no reports of any serious injuries. provided photo / CDOT

Following a rockslide Saturday afternoon near the No Name rest area, CDOT will temporarily close I-70’s east and westbound lanes throughout the day Monday.

The work was scheduled to occur Sunday, however inclement weather postponed it to Monday.

Saturday’s rockslide occurred near mile marker 119 at around 2:15 p.m., just east of Glenwood Springs, and forced I-70 westbound to shut down for over three hours.

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According to CDOT Regional Communications Manager Lisa Schwantes, a geotechnical crew visited the site and determined rockfall mitigation work would need to be completed.

Schwantes said motorists can expect all east and westbound lanes along I-70 near the No Name rest area to close periodically, throughout the day, Monday.

The periodic closures are expected to last 30 minutes each according to Schwantes.

During the temporary closures crews will break away any additional loose rock from the face of the canyon wall Schwantes said.

Rockfall on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon.
Courtesy Taylor Cline

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