Emergency Preparedness and Planning
Projects and Initiatives
Access Line Breaks between US 6 and I-70
City staff is working through design and permitting with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to build two access line (A-line) breaks on Interstate 70 (I-70) to allow a crossing from State Highway 6 (SH 6) to I-70 eastbound at Storm King and West 1st Street. The design and permitting are nearly complete for the Storm King access and is anticipated to be constructed in 2023 by city crews. Design and permitting work continues for the crossing at West 1st Street and is slated for construction in 2024.
Emergency Operations / Traffic Emergency Management (TEM) Plan Development
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Plan
The Traffic Incident Management Plan primarily provides procedures and direction to agencies in Garfield County regarding the closure or partial closure of the highway system in the event of a large accident. The plan also incorporates complete highway closures in Glenwood Canyon, South Canyon and State Highway 82 (SH 82). SH 82 was added to the plan to recognize the effects of a closure at westbound 114 in the City of Glenwood Springs. The plan allows the incident commander to direct closure of SH 82 northbound in the event of a large-scale emergency to limit external traffic from entering Glenwood and enhance capacity within Glenwood for evacuation. This plan was adopted by City council in early 2023.
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