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Glenwood Canyon bike path open

Staff report
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Cheryl O'Brien rides through Glenwood Canyon in this Glenwood Springs Post Independent file photo. The canyon path is now open for the season, weather permitting.
Post Independent file photo |

Colorado Department of Transportation crews have completed the maintenance required to get the Glenwood Canyon bike path open.

Crews were out last week trimming trees, patching holes and sweeping the path. Weather permitting, the path is open for the season, but CDOT crews will be monitoring the path for safety as spring run-off begins.

“Our goal is to be sure we are providing a safe environment for bicyclists and pedestrians on the trail,” said Adonna McDade-Ward, CDOT transportation maintenance supervisor.

“Weather permitting, we will keep the path open. However, as temperatures rise, you may see the water levels increase and that would require us to close the path. We also close the path if a late-season storm event occurs as we don’t want to risk someone being on the path when our plows come through pushing snow and ice that can end up on the path below,” she said.

CDOT reminds cyclists and pedestrians to obey all warning and closure signs. To check on the status of the bike path, visit http://www.cotrip.org and click on the Road Conditions tab. Updates also are available via Twitter @coloradodot.


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