Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

All over the state —The Colorado Department of Transportation and Xcel Energy will continue safety-critical helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon for one or two days next week. The work is expected on Tuesday 29 August and possibly Wednesday 30 August. Motorists can expect the same limited 10-minute traffic congestion as this week for eastbound and westbound I-70. The holds are needed during helicopter operations and went smoothly this week. Electricity pylons are being replaced. The working hours remain only from 9am to 4pm. Poses are not allowed during morning and evening shuttle times. The Glenwood Canyon recreation trail, rest areas and river access will not be affected by the helicopter operations.

There will be a short westbound carriageway closure on Tuesday and Wednesday due to other work to replace power poles. That work will take place near Mile Point 128 for Holy Cross Energy. No additional traffic effects are expected for the work near MP 128.

Traffic effects

  • On Tuesday, August 29 and possibly Wednesday, August 30, eastbound and westbound traffic will have a 10-minute traffic stop
  • Limited holds are allowed from 9 AM to 4 PM. There are no detentions during morning and evening traffic
  • Brief closure of westbound roadway at or near 128 Mile Point

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By Admin