Hanging Lake Rest Area Closed, Nov 22 and Nov 28 - Dec 2, for Xcel Energy Project at Shoshone Dam

November 22, 2011 - Hanging Lake Trailhead accessible to pedestrians, cyclists from east.

GARFIELD COUNTY –Xcel Energy has contracted with Garney Construction Company to complete repairs to the Shoshone Dam. Specifically, the work is being done over the Hanging Lake Rest Area access road.

TRAVEL/TRAIL ACCESS IMPACTS: As part of the project, expected to wrap up by the end of November, Garney will be staging equipment in the area between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 22 and from November 28- Dec. 2.  During this full closure of the rest area, motorists will not have access. However, those on bike or foot wanting to access the Hanging Lake Trailhead can do so by using the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path from the east (as the section west of the tunnel remains closed due to damage). Please note – parking is limited at Bair Ranch rest area to the east, a mile point 128.5.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.dot.state.co.us/TravelInfo/currentcond/ or by calling 511. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs.