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Aug. 3, 2021: Engineering A Safer Glenwood Canyon; The Stress Of Returning To Normal

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Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation
Because Glenwood Canyon through I-70 has suffered “extreme damage” from recent mudslides, Colorado has issued a state disaster declaration and is preparing the request for a federal declaration. Gov. Polis on Aug. 2 said that the area would remain closed “from a few days to a few weeks.”

CDOT's chief engineer, Steve Harelson, joins us to talk about what it will take to reopen I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and to make the highway safe from mud and debris flow. Then, licensed psychologist Rick Ginsberg on dealing with the anxiety of trying to return to normal at this stage in the pandemic. Plus, a bike opera! And, working to preserve Camp Amache.