As of late Thursday afternoon, one lane of travel in each direction has been opened along I-70 in Colorado. The highway, which was closed by a rock slide early Monday morning, will remain that way until long-term repairs can be made to the 17-mile stretch of I-70 just outside the Hanging Lake Tunnel near mile marker 125.
Travel along the Interstate will be restricted, including limiting vehicles to 14 ft. in width and 40 mph, according to the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT).
Traffic will progress through the area on the eastbound side of the highway with lanes separated by travel cones. Long-term repairs on the westbound side of the highway, where a 20 ft. by 10 ft. crater sits in the middle of the roadway, will be undertaken by a private contractor. CDOT offered no estimate on the timeframe for those repairs, noting only that those would take place in the “weeks/months to come.”