More nighttime closures on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon |

More nighttime closures on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

Staff reportPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado Additional traffic stops on eastbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon are possible tonight as work continues to replace some of the electronic variable message signs, according to Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson Nancy Shanks.Crews are replacing two of the four new signs for eastbound I-70 travel just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel. Traffic stops are required for setting the signs over travel lanes and allowing adjustment time and concrete curing.Motorists needing to get to get to the Front Range are advised to check Alerts & Restrictions at for confirmation of the closures.CDOT Maintenance and ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) are working with a contractor to replace four of the electronic VMSs for eastbound travel on I-70 west of Hanging Lake Tunnel.The eastbound left lane will remain closed from mile point 124 to 125.9 (from just west of the tunnel through to the east side). Crews are working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the lane closure will be in place 24/7 until late May. The work zone speed is reduced to 40 mph, and there is a 12-foot width restriction in place. Daytime traffic stops for eastbound traffic are possible next week, with delays of 30 minutes each time. This is to allow crews the opportunity to safely remove the third overhead sign. Information will be sent out regarding these impacts. The fourth and final sign will be replaced in May. There will be one or two more night traffic stops when crews place the third and fourth signs. The public will be notified via media announcements and approaching variable message signs.

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