I-70 near Glenwood Canyon — and Hanging Lake — closed Wednesday and Thursday

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A portion of Interstate 70 by Glenwood Canyon will be closed from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Don’t say they didn’t warn you.

Where the closure will be:

During the 13 hours of closure, CDOT will be doing “safety-critical rockfall work and helicopter operations associated with the emergency rockfall mitigation project.” It sounds kind of cool actually:

Weather permitting, crews will utilize a military-style helicopter to deliver 13 steel posts erecting protective fencing,” says Mike Fowler, project engineer.

But not so cool as to be worth driving to a closed road. Instead, CDOT has a few alternate routes for drivers from any direction.

Unfortunately, it also means that Hanging Lake will be closed for both days, reports Fox31 Denver.