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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Traffic delays, including a 20-minute full closure the morning of Tuesday, April 9, will effect traffic at the Interstate 70 Exit 116 interchange while an overhead electrical line is replaced.

The Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be relocating an overhead electrical line that is currently supported by a roadway light. The light is scheduled to be removed at a later date, as part of a CDOT maintenance project replacing the roadway lighting along I-70. The electric department has installed a new utility pole to hang the wire from.

I-70 just east of Exit 116 will be closed from 11 a.m. to 11: 20 a.m. while the line is relocated.



In addition, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a single-lane closure in each direction on I-70 near the interchange.

For information on CDOT projects statewide, call 511, log onto http://www.cotrip.org, or sign up for CDOT announcements for your chosen area by going to http://www.coloradodot.info



Beginning Monday, April 8 and lasting through August, resurfacing will be under way on I-70 between Eagle and Edwards, CDOT also announced.

The project includes approximately 12.5 miles of highway resurfacing in each direction, bridge repairs from Eagle to Wolcott, guardrail upgrades, weather sensors, drainage improvements, and repairs to the Wolcott interchange ramps.

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 20, with allowance for eastbound commuter traffic from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily.

Allowances will be made for westbound commuter traffic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily and between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Night work may be planned after June 20 but holiday and weekend work will be limited.

No detours are planned at this time, but motorists can expect work zone speed limits and alternating lanes of traffic during work hours and delays of up to 15 minutes.


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