I-70 Glenwood Canyon Wall Improvements

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1.66 Million
  • Contractor: Gould Construction
  • Timeline: February 2021 - July 2021
  • Location:  I-70 MP 125.0 at Hanging Lake Ramp

About the Project:

From February through August 2021, Gould Construction will complete wall improvement construction along Interstate 70 in the Glenwood Canyon. The project scope of work includes slope stabilization by improving the failed gabion wall at westbound I-70 Mile Point 117.2 (just west of No Name Tunnel) and the existing rubber tire wall at I-70 MP 125 (Hanging Lake On-Ramp).

Work activities include clearing and grubbing, removal of gabion, potholing, excavation, installation of soil nail walls, wire mesh anchorage, and seeding.    

This work is being completed as part of CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program, this six-month project will improve slope stability in the Glenwood Canyon and improve safety.

Work Schedule

  • Anticipated work hours are Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work and weekend work are not anticipated at this time.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists should plan for single lane closures, shoulder closures, reduced speed limits and narrowed roads during work hours. Delays are anticipated. Brief, intermittent holds on the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path are also anticipated.

    Motorists should use both lanes to the merge point, also called a zipper merge. CDOT asks travelers to be aware of posted speed limits throughout work zones, to keep both fellow motorists and crews safe.