Brief, Full Closure on I-70 April 18th in Glenwood Springs Just East of Exit 116

April 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - City of Glenwood Springs to relocate overhead electric wire.

GARFIELD COUNTY – Originally scheduled for April 9 but postponed due to weather, the City of Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be relocating an overhead electrical line that is currently supported by a roadway light. The light is scheduled to be removed at a later date, as part of a CDOT maintenance project replacing the roadway lighting along I-70. The electric department has installed a utility pole to hang the wire from.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS – This Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 11: 20 a.m., I-70 will be closed just east of the Exit 116 interchange at Glenwood Springs, near mile point 116.5.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a single-lane closure in each direction on I-70 in this area. This will allow regular work to progress as well as allow a ‘free’ lane that can be used should any traffic incidents occur in the open lane during the full closure.  Just before 11 a.m., a roadway flagger will bring traffic to a safe stop for the full closure, to allow crews enough time to safely install the wire.

Thank you for your patience and for going Slow for the Cone Zone during this brief project. For information on CDOT projects statewide, call 511, log onto or better yet, sign up for CDOT announcements for your chosen area by going to and choosing the green cell phone icon in the upper right corner.