Colorado Gov. Jared Polis informed the opening date of highway I-70, that runs between states.
An important statement from the Colorado Department of Transportation was released on Wednesday. It says that highway I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be reopened for traffic on Saturday late in the afternoon, August 14th.
Looking back, I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has been closed since late July after heavy rains that caused landslides.
“Clearing and opening I-70 through Glenwood Springs is our top transport priority. This corridor plays a vital role in our state’s economy and for many Colorado residents who are traveling to work, school and home. CDOT and State Emergency Operations made tremendous progress in clearing and removing tons of dirt and garbage that completely blocked access to this road” – Governor Polis said.
Polis received $ 11,6 million from the Federal Highway Administration to speed up the opening of I-70.
He also issued two declarations about natural disasters that allowed the Colorado National Guard to participate in traffic management and garbage removal from accident sites.