Glenwood Springs’ Grand Avenue Bridge closes for 93 days starting Aug. 14 |

Glenwood Springs’ Grand Avenue Bridge closes for 93 days starting Aug. 14

Daily staff report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that the Grand Avenue Bridge, the main connection for motorists from Interstate 70 to Colorado Highway 82, will close for approximately 95 days starting Aug. 14. A two-lane detour will be in place while crews construct the new Grand Avenue Bridge.

There will be no access to State Highway 82 from Interstate 70 Exit 116, and traffic will operate in one lane each direction at the main Glenwood interchange. Exit 114 (west Glenwood) and Exit 116 (Main Glenwood) will remain open.

“During the closure and detour, the contractor will deconstruct the current Grand Avenue Bridge, build the new traffic bridge connection over the Colorado River and Union Pacific Railroad, complete the south abutment, build a new roundabout at the intersection of Sixth and Laurel streets, construct the wing walls on the south side of the river and complete the connection to Grand Avenue,” said Tracy Trulove, CDOT Region 3 Communications Manager. “We want everyone to know that Glenwood Springs is still wide open for business and to enjoy all the amenities that this town has to offer.”

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