CDOT chief: Cottonwood Pass not a priority

CDOT chief: Cottonwood Pass not a priority
Local News

By John Stroud

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Any state participation in improving Cottonwood Pass to serve as an alternate route whenever Interstate 70 is closed through rockfall-prone Glenwood Canyon would entail a lengthy cost-benefit analysis and is not a near-term solution, Colorado’s chief transportation official said Wednesday in Glenwood Springs.“It is something we’ll take a look at,” Shailen Bhatt, executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation, said during a visit to update local officials and members of the media regarding repair work in the canyon after the latest rockslide last month closed I-70 through the canyon for close to a week.Some $5 million …

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