Installation of New Overhead Signage in Glenwood Canyon Postponed Due to Adverse Weather

August 14, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Traffic Stops up to One Hour.

EAGLE/GARFIELD COUNTIES —New and improved overhead signs are scheduled to be installed along Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon tonight and Monday.  Work originally was scheduled last night but rescheduled because of rain and lightning.

The first sign will be placed over the Hanging Lake Tunnel portal and be installed tonight and Monday, Aug. 18.  The next three signs are scheduled to be installed east of the Hanging Lake Tunnels, Tuesdaythrough Thursday nights, Aug. 19 - 21.  All work is scheduled to begin around 9:00 p.m. and continue until5 a.m.

Glaser Electric Company, the contractor for this project, will be required to close the right lane westbound on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon as a safety precaution during the installation process. The contractor will be staging equipment in the left lane westbound which is already a closed lane for an existing resurfacing project that is taking place in the canyon.  Work during the first night consists of removing the old sign, with sign installation and electrical connections taking place on the second night.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Delays could be expected from 45 minutes to an hour. The contractor is required to clear the queue of any vehicles that were stopped before being able to shut the lanes down again.

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