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All sections of Glenwood Canyon bike path open for season

News From The Colorado Department of Transportation

Contact: Nancy Shanks, CDOT Public Relations, 970-385-1428

May 6, 2010 – The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the final section of the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path for the season yesterday afternoon, May 5. CDOT had opened the path on April 20, but kept the section between the Shoshone Power Plant and the Hanging Lake Rest Area closed until it was no longer impacted by work or equipment on the I-70 rockfall repair project underway.

Rockfall repair contractor Flatiron Construction was able to clear this section for reopening sooner than anticipated (the repairs are scheduled for completion in mid-May), and CDOT Maintenance crews swept the path to get this section opened back up before the weekend. The path is now fully open from Glenwood Springs at mile marker 116.8 to mile marker 131, on the east end of Glenwood Canyon.

CDOT closes the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path each winter, when winter maintenance activities on I-70 above can create unsafe conditions on the path. It may be necessary for CDOT to close the path again for the safety of users, depending upon late spring snow and/or high water.

For information on road conditions, the public may log on to http://www.coloradodot.info/ or call 511 from anywhere in the state.