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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of completion of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Events, including tours, panel discussions and open houses, will be held Aug. 24-25 in Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Canyon.

Completed in the fall of 1992, the highway is called a “modern engineering marvel.”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – From Monday through Thursday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be milling and repaving the I-70 off- and on-ramps at the Canyon Creek exit, mile 109, west of Glenwood Springs.

The ramps are in need of routine maintenance work to fix cracks and potholes and extend the life of the pavement.

When the ramps are closed, the right lane of I-70 will be closed in both directions to ensure adequate room for maintenance employees to work as safely and efficiently as possible.

Each ramp will be closed for the shortest amount of time possible, but repairs will take several days. Motorists should plan for minor delays on both directions of the interstate and are urged to build extra travel time.

Work will take place from roughly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the westbound lanes, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for eastbound lanes.

There will be no impact to eastbound I-70 during the morning commute (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and no impact to westbound I-70 during the evening commute (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Motorists can expect to encounter grooved pavement on the ramps, and should use caution while driving through the construction zone as speeds will be reduced.

Traffic will need to use the New Castle exit at mile 105 as an alternative route. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive slow for the Cone Zone.

Reading scores: The title of a chart published in the May 10 edition illustrating changes in third grade reading test scores was incorrect. The chart illustrated TCAP scores for 2012 and CSAP scores for 2010 and 2011.

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