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Glenwood Canyon traffic holds not needed Wednesday

Staff reports

A helicopter flies over Glenwood Canyon during rockfall mitigation work in May 2016 while traffic waits.

The Colorado Department of Transportation finished its planned traffic holds  Tuesday on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for rockfall work and will not need to hold motorists Wednesday.

CDOT had up to 30-minute holds at a time Tuesday while helicopters help with work on rockfall fences. The work was canceled Monday, because of weather.

“We attempt to schedule this safety-critical rockfall work when the average daily traffic counts begin to fall off after the busy summer season on the I-70 corridor,” said Nicole Oester, CDOT geohazards project manager. “It’s important to get these repairs done before winter settles in.”