I-70 Could Soon Reopen To Two-Way Traffic

February 25, 2016

State transportation officials are planning to reopen Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon to two-way, head-to-head traffic.

The Post Independent reports that Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tracy Trulove says the department is looking to make the changes by Thursday afternoon, but that there's still cleanup work to be done following last week's rockslide.

Trulove says if the area is determined safe eastbound and westbound traffic would be open at the same time and that daytime closures could be lifted. Delays of up to an hour or more are still expected.

A 24-mile stretch of the highway between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum was shut down Feb. 15 after rocks tumbled onto the road. A boulder the size of a small car crashed into a truck but no one was injured.

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