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Glenwood Canyon bike path partly closed for repair work

Staff report

A temporary wooden structure was built over the most heavily damaged section of the Glenwood Canyon bike path, allowing for the section from Grizzly Creek to Hanging Lake to open for August and September. The trail was damaged during the spring runoff.

Permanent repair work on the section of the Glenwood Canyon bike path that was damaged during the spring runoff commences today, resulting in a trail closure between Grizzly Creek and the west side of the Hanging Lake rest area.

Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation and local contractor Gould Construction will be working in the area between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day through Friday, according to a CDOT news release.

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the path from Glenwood Springs to Grizzly Creek and from the east entrance of the canyon at Bair Ranch to Hanging Lake rest area.

Construction will cease daily at 5 p.m., and the path will be fully open for pedestrians and cyclists during the evening hours. It will also be fully open on the weekends.

The right, eastbound lane of Interstate 70 will also be closed for staging of construction equipment, which includes a crane. The speed limit through the work zone is 35 mph.

A temporary timber structure was built over the most heavily damaged sections of the bike path in early August to allow for the path to be open during the height of tourist season. Crews will be installing large rocks to prevent erosion along river banks.

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Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. To receive real-time updates about state highway road conditions in your area, visit http://www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Live road conditions are available at http://www.cotrip.org.