I-70 project will vary speed limit based on weather, other hazards in Glenwood Canyon

Posted at 12:09 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 14:09:26-04

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Pretty soon, the speed of traffic on I-70 through the Glenwood Canyon corridor will change depending on the weather and other factors.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start work this fall on a project to add electronic speed signs and other variable speed limit technology along nearly 30 miles of the highway between Glenwood Springs and Eagle.

During inclement weather, road work or other hazards, CDOT will lower the speed limit on that section of the highway. Otherwise, the speed limit will actually be higher – 60 mph for passenger vehicles in most places.

The project will involve adding new road sensors, three new weather stations for monitoring conditions, adding and replacing signage and installing nine new closed-circuit cameras.

Work is expected to last through October 2018.

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