Traffic delays possible in Glenwood Canyon Wednesday |

Traffic delays possible in Glenwood Canyon Wednesday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation, along with contractor Flatiron Construction Corporation, will switch traffic lanes on Interstate 70 in the Glenwood Canyon work zone, starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to a CDOT press release, both directions of traffic will be in the eastbound lanes to enable the contractor to complete repairs on the concrete retaining wall and the westbound bridge deck. Speed limits for eastbound traffic will remain at the lowered 40 mph, while the speed for westbound traffic will be lowered to 25 mph. Due to the lane switches in this short section-which is approximately 1,000 feet – the width restriction remains at 14 feet.

Work continues during the day, Monday through Saturday, through the construction zone. Single lane traffic is permitted in each direction, but motorists may encounter occasional traffic stops when safety or equipment mobilization is warranted.

While the Glenwood Canyon bike path should open sometime in April, the section between the Shoshone power plant and Hanging Lake rest area will remain closed for safety until the project is completed in May.

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