Work on damaged part of I-70 to begin today |

Work on damaged part of I-70 to begin today

Daily Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Work to repair damage to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon from a rockslide New Year’s Day will begin today. The rockslide damaged the outer eastbound lane and it remains closed at mile marker 124.9 just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel. It is also several hundred yards west of the area where a rockslide occurred on Thanksgiving Day 2004. The total project cost is expected to be about $70,000. The slide brought down approximately 10 rocks, about three tons each, causing minor damage to the westbound lanes. A heavier rock landed in the outer eastbound lane, smashing a hole approximately 3 feet by 4 feet in the bridge deck. The deck is about one foot thick and consists of reinforced concrete overlaid with 3 inches of asphalt.Although the rock punched a hole through the bridge deck, it ultimately bounced over the guardrail and landed in the river.The work will most likely take place Monday through Friday, but some weekend work may occur depending on weather and project schedule. The project is scheduled for completion on Feb. 3.Vail, Colorado

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