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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the Glenwood Canyon bike path for the season this week. The path is now open through the entire length of the canyon.

CDOT closes the path each winter. The path might be closed later this spring depending upon high water from the spring runoff.

Federal fire officials conducted a controlled of burn up to 800 acres on Tuesday on Coulter Mesa to reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat. The burn is expected to continue through Thursday.

Fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit have been monitoring the area throughout the spring, waiting for the ideal weather and vegetation-moisture conditions for a safe, effective burn. Conditions this week should fall within the specific prescription for the Coulter Mesa Burn, which is about 13 miles northeast of Rifle.

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CDOT crews will make surface repairs to the eastbound lane of the I-70 bridge east of Rifle, between mile points 88 and 89. Crews will be working the eastbound right lane between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Work will involve filling holes with an epoxy mix to create a smoother surface.

CDOT crews greatly appreciate motorists’ going “Slow for the Cone Zone,” reducing speed and staying alert for everyone’s safety.


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