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Rockfall repair work on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon is on schedule; all lanes are expected to reopen to traffic on Thursday, Jan. 27, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Currently, two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, are running on the eastbound side through the Hanging Lake Tunnel. By 7 a.m. Friday, contractor Kiewit Western plans to switch the lane of westbound traffic back onto the westbound side of the interstate; at the same time, eastbound traffic will shift to the inside lane currently used by westbound travelers.

The oversized-vehicle restriction remains in effect; oversized vehicles ” 8.5 feet wide and 100 feet long ” must pull over at a staging area at each end of the work zone and be escorted through that stretch of interstate.

Weather permitting, all four lanes will be open to travel on Jan. 27 and the restriction on oversized vehicles will be lifted. The speed limit will still be reduced to 30 mph, as crews will continue to work off to the side of the interstate.

I-70 was completely shut down for more than 24 hours after a massive rock slide on Thanksgiving Day morning.


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