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Full closure of I-70 eastbound in Glenwood Canyon Scheduled Next Tuesday Morning

May 12, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES —On Tuesday, May 19, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon for five hours to perform bridge repairs.

 The closure will take place from midnight to 5:00 a.m. that morning. Westbound I-70 will remain open. Traffic control, to assist with the closure, will be in place at Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Commercial vehicles should exit at 114 onto US 6 (West Glenwood) or Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). During the closure, residents of No Name (Exit 119) will be granted local access as needed.  No Name residents must provide proof of address (either with a driver’s license or utility bill) to the uniformed traffic controller.

Motorists should be aware that an alternate route around Glenwood Canyon is available.  That route is SH 13 north to Craig, US 40 east to Steamboat Springs and then south to SH 131 Wolcott and back to I-70. Please note that this alternate route is four hours around.  The closure at Exit 116 is scheduled to last five hours, however if work is expedited the highway will be opened more quickly.

For questions about the project or this closure please contact the public information team at 970-930-8009 or e:mail at [email protected]. We appreciate your patience while this important work is performed.

Stay Informed:

The best way to stay up to date on project progress and impacts is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT’s website at www.codot.gov and click on the envelope in the talk bubble in the lower right corner of the page. Enter your information and choose the project location you are interested in receiving updates on. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

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