Grand Ave. Bridge

Colorado Mountain College

A portion of the old Grand Avenue Bridge collapsed Tuesday night. Officials want to assure the public there’s a different plan for removing the I-70 side of the old bridge.

Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins are closing for 10 days, starting Monday.  Boaters need to find somewhere else to recreate, as only some commercial guides will still be able to use them.  

CDOT

Streets in downtown Glenwood Springs were repainted Wednesday night to get ready for Monday morning, when the Grand Avenue Bridge closes.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

CDOT

The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

Aspen Public Radio

The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.

CDOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has presented nearly 60 times on Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

CDOT

Glenwood Springs is preparing for the closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge. This week, there’s a preview of the road ahead, and it’s being repaved.

Aspen Public Radio

Spring has arrived and construction on the Grand Avenue Bridge is busier than ever.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

Elise Thatcher

Pedestrians no longer have their own bridge across the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. The popular mode of travel for getting from one side of town to the other is now a walkway, next to four lanes of traffic. Tourists and visitors appear to be embracing the new temporary connection.

Elise Thatcher

  Traffic will likely be affected dramatically today. Crews are working in Glenwood Canyon and taking down the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge.

Elise Thatcher

It’s “go” time for the Grand Avenue Bridge, and CDOT representatives say they’re doing everything possible to get the word out about the biggest regional construction project in decades.

  After years of preparation and hashing out the details, work is beginning on a new Grand Avenue Bridge. CDOT and contract workers will be focusing on the area underneath the bridge downtown, from 7th street.

Elise Thatcher

  After years of planning, work begins next month on the the new Grand Avenue Bridge project. The first few months will be more low-key and need fewer workers, doing things like prepping areas underneath and near the ends of the bridge, as well as pouring the foundations for its pillars.

CDOT

  CDOT hopes to get a bigger turnout for its next meeting with movers and shakers in Glenwood Springs. It’s part of preparations for Grand Avenue Bridge construction in January, and the idea is for CDOT managers to stay in close contact with business owners, civic groups and other leaders.

CDOT

  This past weekend, there were extra eyes watching drivers in Glenwood Springs. Cameras were set up as part of a traffic flow study, which will influence stop light changes this winter. It all started because of complaints about crossing -- and getting onto-- Highway 82 in Glenwood.

Elise Thatcher

A committee comprised of upvalley elected officials has agreed to help fund the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs. 

Since last year the Colorado Department of Transportation has been working to get local communities to pony up millions of dollars, arguing the bridge replacement is important for the entire Valley. Pitkin County and Aspen punted the request to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee, a board that represents Pitkin, Aspen and Snowmass Village.

Elise Thatcher

The Colorado Department of Transportation is saying goodbye to a key member of its Glenwood Springs office. Engineer Joe Elsen is retiring at the end of June, after working on some of the biggest highway projects in the Roaring Fork Valley area. Those include Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon, Snowmass Canyon on Highway 82, and now the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement in Glenwood Springs.

 

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