UPDATE: CDOT hoping to have I-70 lanes reopened today
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Colorado Department of Transportation geologists returned from the rock mitigation site on Wednesday evening and were satisfied with the work that was accomplished.
According to a news release Wednesday night, CDOT officials are expecting to open traffic lanes later today through Glenwood Canyon.
Crews blasted the rock they were concerned with and there was a clean break from the slope. All the rocks that officials were concerned about were knocked down from the area above Interstate 70.
As a result, mitigation work will not be required today. Since the blasting brought down additional rock, crews will begin cleanup work on the highway this morning. Crews will also do drainage work and final pavement repair to prepare traffic lanes for travel.
CDOT officials are hoping to have one lane of eastbound and westbound I-70 reopen by the end of the day today.
The area near the Hanging Lake exit in Glenwood Canyon has been closed due to a massive rock slide since early Monday morning.
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