As a part of a response to another thread recently, it was advised that for a trip next week (3/30/16) going
from Vail/Beaver Creek side of I70 heading towards Aspen could still have rock slide issues and I should check on
this. Good tip, had no knowledge of the incident.
Searched on-line, no much info on the status since the 2/16/16 original incident.
Checked CDOT and below is the "last updated 3/12/16" information.
Does anyone have good 3/24/2016 status of this area?
Are closures still likely common, or is there enough road cleared where that's not likely?
I-70 Westbound / Eastbound Glenwood Canyon Glenwood Springs - Gypsum (Milemarker 116-140)
I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is open to traffic 24/7. Both bridge decks are now open but single lane traffic remains in place. NO PASSING through the canyon, and a 10 ft width restriction is enforced. Future closures are likely as rock work and repairs are still ongoing. Delays of 30 minutes to one hour through the canyon are still possible. Please note: Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County and Independence Pass are both closed and not available as alternate routes. Frying Pan Road and Hagerman Pass are not recommended alternate routes. Estimated delays: 1+ hour. All rest areas are now open but may close temporarily if needed. Incident began February 15th, 2016 at 9:04pm.
Alternate Route Information:
North Detour: North on CO-9 Silverthorne to Kremmling, west on US-40 to Craig. South on CO-13 to I-70 in Rifle. South Detours: Option 1: US 50: Grand Junction to Pueblo (5h35min. 298mi.) Option 2: US-50 at Grand Junction to US-285 at Poncha Springs to CO-470 (5h43min. 311 mi.)\n
Last Updated: 03/12/2016 8:15 AM