Rockfall netting installed in Glenwood Canyon
April 12, 2010
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A stretch of Interstate 70 that was closed by a rock slide last month is getting rockfall netting to stop smaller slides.
Crews repairing the damage in Glenwood Canyon are installing wire mesh near the chutes where boulders crashed down on the highway on March 8.
The netting is aimed at keeping rocks less than 3 feet in diameter from hitting the elevated highway. In last month’s slide, boulders up to 10 feet across fell and punched holes in the highway, closing it for about three days.
Repair work is expected to finish by May 15 although the contractor can win a bonus if work is finished early.
Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com