Public Invited to Informational Events About Upcoming I-70 Glenwood Canyon Traffic Impacts

News Release

March 4, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

GARFIELD COUNTY & EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation invites Glenwood Canyon motorists and recreational users to participate in informational events in Gypsum and Glenwood Springs for the I-70 Glenwood Canyon Surface Improvements project. Each event will be a casual, drop-in opportunity to learn more about the project, traffic impacts and construction activities. For much of the roadwork, motorists should plan for lane closures, reduced speed limits and narrowed roads. Delays are anticipated.

“We are offering a variety of convenient in-person, phone and online opportunities for people to get the Glenwood Canyon traffic details they need,” said CDOT Region 3 communications manager, Elise Thatcher. “All are welcome to attend. If these events don’t fit your schedule, please reach out anytime by phone, email or text. We’re happy to answer your questions.”


  • Monday, March 9 @ 8-10 AM – Gypsum Coffee Talk at Tu Casa Coffee Shop, 106 Oak Ridge Ct, Gypsum, CO

  • Wednesday, March 11 @ 8-10 AM – Glenwood Springs Coffee Talk at Bluebird Café, 730 Grand Ave #3402, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Conference Call: Wednesday, March 11 @ 5:30 PM – No Name Neighborhood Conference Call for No Name residents to review project information, traffic impacts and neighborhood access information (Online or via phone). All are welcome.

  • Thursday, March 12 @ 4:30-6:30 PM – Glenwood Springs Chips and Chat at Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, 402 7th St, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Monday, March 16 @ 10 AM-12 PM (Noon) – River and Trail Users Meeting at Glenwood Springs Library, 2nd Floor, 815 Cooper Ave #3427, Glenwood Springs, CO

    • Join the project information team and learn more about the project and anticipated traffic impacts. This meeting will focus specifically on Colorado River impacts for commercial and recreational users. All are welcome.

Interested parties who are unable to attend an in-person event may also sign up for email updates by contacting the information team at [email protected] or 970-618-5379 (call or text). Information from these events can also be found on the project webpage at


March-October 2020

Glenwood Canyon project schedule March through October 2020


To sign up for traffic and trail impact updates, please contact public information via email, phone or text.


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.