I-70 Glenwood Canyon rock fence work complete
The Colorado Department of Transportation has completed the rock fence improvement project on Interstate 70 east of Glenwood Springs ahead of schedule, after five months of work and traffic impacts.
“The project consisted of removing six existing flex post fences and replacing them with higher capacity rockfall fences,” according to a CDOT press release. “The improved and higher capacity rockfall fences will help to further mitigate the potential for rockfalls in the canyon and will help prevent road damage or unexpected closures that could be caused by a natural rockslide.”
Contractor Rock Solid Solutions also brought the project in $300,000 under budget, at $1.2 million, according to the release.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend, as highway crews break down and remove boulders and patch potholes caused by Tuesday’s rock slide.