Rockfall Netting Repairs in Glenwood Canyon Tuesday Through Thursday

March 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - I-70 reduced to single lane each direction just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel.

GlenwoodCanyonRepairsGLENWOOD CANYON – The rockfall netting installed last spring on I-70 west of Hanging Lake Tunnel (MM 125) has done its job, capturing a large pile of rock material behind the concrete barrier on Sunday, March 13. Now, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Yenter Companies will clear rocks, make minor repairs and reinstall netting in the area.

Some rocks—mostly smaller but a couple as big as 12-feet wide—came down into the netting and fell inside the concrete barrier on Sunday. No rocks impacted the highway. The 14,000 square feet of netting was installed year, as part of the repairs that followed the large incident on March 8, 2010.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS - Starting tomorrow around 8 AM and continuing through Thursday (work may be complete before then), westbound traffic will be switched to the eastbound lanes. There will be a single lane of traffic in direction—day and night—through the completion of work. During this time, the eastbound speed will be reduced to 40 mph and westbound to 25 mph (due to the shift). The work zone—and traffic shift—is about 200 yards long. There is a 12-foot width restriction through the work zone. Thank you for going “Slow for the Cone Zone!”