Rockfall mitigation work to stop I-70 traffic in De Beque Canyon Thursday

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

DE BEQUE CANYON, Colo. (KKCO) - Crews will bring down rock material near mile marker 46, at the west end of the canyon, where rocks hit the interstate on October 26. During the one-day project work, CDOT and contractor Yenter Companies will be scaling (loosening rock by hand or by pry-bar) and utilizing air bags inserted under rocks to bring down rock material in this area.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Crews will begin work at 9:30 AM and continue throughout the day until all rocks are brought down and cleared from the highway. During this time, both eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic will be fully stopped for 30 minutes at a time. Traffic will be cleared in both directions, and then another closure will be set. Motorists should plan their trips with additional delay time, allowing for lengthy traffic queues to be cleared and for slow-moving travel through the work zone.

CDOT reminds motorists to go Slow for the Cone Zone. For information about other CDOT projects, log on to or call 511.

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