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Glenwood Canyon Bike Path to Open Tomorrow

July 31, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES — Repair work has been completed on the ever popular Glenwood Canyon bike path and will be completely open to cyclists and pedestrians by tomorrow morning, Friday, August 1.

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews and engineering staff were instrumental in removing the debris from the path and creating the plan for a temporary structure.  The temporary timber structure was constructed over the most heavily damaged sections of the bike path.

Local contractors, Sunlight Structures, Oddo Engineering, Myers & Company, Calco Concrete Pumping, Alpine Lumber and Bill Hildebrand carpentry were involved in working on the repairs. "We clearly understand the economic impacts of having the Glenwood Canyon bike path out of commission and are pleased to be able to get it reopened for the remainder of the summer season,” said CDOT Program Engineer, Joe Elsen.  “I am very impressed with the diligent efforts of our internal and external team to work together seamlessly to help the community and get this popular destination open!"

The path will be fully operational until the end of September when crews will need to perform some more permanent repairs.

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