Rockfall work in Glenwood Canyon to cause 20-minute Stops - both directions - this Thursday

December 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD CANYON – The Colorado Department of Transportation and rockfall contractor Yenter Companies continues work on rockfall mitigation and rockfall fence repair in Glenwood Canyon, just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel between mile markers 121 and 124.

Work this Thursday will require 20-minute traffic holds in both directions between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Crews will be bringing down rocks with the use of airbags, inserted and inflated within crevices to loosen the rock.

Yenter Companies will continue making repairs to the rockfall fence just west of the tunnel. Through mid- to late-January, motorists traveling westbound will encounter a single-lane closure between mile markers 121 and 124, Monday through Friday, from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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