Glenwood Canyon traffic holds postponed due to weather; now scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday | PostIndependent.com

Glenwood Canyon traffic holds postponed due to weather; now scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday

A helicopter flies over Glenwood Canyon during rockfall mitigation work in May 2016 while traffic waits.

The Colorado Department of Transportation canceled planned traffic holds on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for Monday, due to the wet weather.

CDOT was planning 30-minute holds at a time today while helicopters were to help with work on rockfall fences. The work is now scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The operations will require that motorists be stopped in both directions while the helicopter is in the air. Traffic will then be released until the next flight.

“We attempt to schedule this safety-critical rockfall work when the average daily traffic counts begin to fall off after the busy summer season on the I-70 corridor,” said Nicole Oester, CDOT geohazards project manager. “It’s important to get these repairs done before winter settles in.”

• Work is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting.

• The eastbound I-70 stop point is mile point 122.5 (Shoshone).

• The westbound I-70 stop point is mile point 131 near Bair Ranch.

The Glenwood Canyon bike path will be open. Flaggers will be on the path to hold cyclists and pedestrians while helicopters are flying.


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