Glenwood Canyon traffic changes take effect
The Colorado Department of Transportation changed traffic patterns in Glenwood Canyon today to accommodate an Interstate 70 resurfacing project.
Traffic has been shifted from eastbound I-70 lanes and is now running in single lanes in two directions in what are normally westbound lanes between the No Name and Hanging Lake tunnels.
Also, the speed limit has been reduced to 40 mph and a 12-foot width restriction is in effect. The changes will remain in effect until the anticipated completion date of June 30.
Also today, crews began two days of dislodging dangerous rocks in the eastern part of the canyon. The work was expected to result in occasional highway closures that CDOT hoped to keep to 15 minutes at a time.
Meanwhile, CDOT today announced two revisions to its previously announced plans regarding the resurfacing project traffic impacts. Public access to the Shoshone Power Plant I-70 ramps won’t be open until after the anticipated project completion date, rather than being restored earlier.
Also, CDOT says the eastbound off-ramp into the Grizzly Creek rest area, while closed to the public, will be open to commercial rafting outfits throughout the project, rather than just after May 28.