Glenwood Canyon Update

To our valued carriers, below is the latest closing of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, provided by the Colorado Department of Transporation.–

 

On Tuesday, Mar. 8 there will be a daytime closure from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. of Glenwood Canyon from exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to exit 133 (Dotsero). Crews are working to complete the rockfall mitigation fencing utilizing a helicopter and continued road repairs. North Detour: North on CO-9 Silverthorne to Kremmling, west on US-40 to Craig. South on CO-13 to I-70 in Rifle. South Detours: Option 1: US 50: Grand Junction to Pueblo (5h35min. 298mi.) Option 2: US-50 at Grand Junction to US-285 at Poncha Springs to CO-470 (5h43min. 311 mi.)

Outside of this closure time I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is open to traffic 24/7. All traffic is using the eastbound lanes. Because of the one lane “head to head” traffic configuration, this is a NO PASSING area through the canyon, and a 10 ft width restriction is enforced. Future closures are likely as rock work and repairs are still ongoing. Delays of 30 minutes to one hour through the canyon are still possible. The following rest areas remain closed: Hanging Lakes, Grizzly Creek, and Shoshone.