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Author Topic: I-70 Glenwood Springs CLOSED -- Massive Rockslide.  (Read 7833 times)


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Re: I-70 Glenwood Springs CLOSED -- Massive Rockslide.
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2017, 07:52:05 AM »

vdeane, With Glenwood Canyon, it's not quite that easy. Especially where the slide took place. Take a look here:

(Screenshot of https://goo.gl/maps/LfsnT22s9eA2)

The WB lanes come pretty close to overlapping the EB inside shoulder. Pics further upstream in this thread show the hole punched in the WB deck and the EB lane visible below. The rocks crews are knocking down *should* play nice and stay near the WB outside shoulder now, but can you imagine what would happen if one of those boulders breaks free and lands on top of an unsuspecting motorist?

I don't know about a drivers first rule CDOT follows (god knows I've seen plenty of times where that rule isn't followed out here... :-/ ), but I think the pilot car is there simply for a "what if?" moment.

That segment of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon looks similar to the Lewistown Narrows (U.S. 22/U.S. 322) in Pennsylvania.


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