Glenwood Canyon bike path to be partially closed for repairs next week

September 19, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY--Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and local contractor, Gould Construction, will begin permanent repair work to the Glenwood Canyon bike path starting Monday, September 22.

Work is scheduled from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The path will be closed from the east side of Grizzly Creek to the west side of Hanging Lake rest area. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to access the path from Glenwood Springs to Grizzly Creek and from the east entrance of the canyon at Bair Ranch to Hanging Lake rest area.

IMPACTS:  Construction will cease daily at 5:00 p.m. and the path will be fully open for pedestrians and cyclists.  It will also be fully open on the weekends.  There will be a right lane, eastbound lane closure on I-70 for staging of construction equipment which includes a crane.  The speed limit through the work zone is 35 mph.

A temporary timber structure was built over the most heavily damaged sections of the bike path in early August to allow for the path to be open during the height of tourist season.  Crews will be installing rip rap which is large rocks used to prevent erosion along river banks. Weather permitting; work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

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