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Traffic signals ahead for 6th and Laurel roundabout

October 15, 2017 — If you've been to the Sixth and Laurel interchange, you know that there is more than a bridge being built in this 95-day detour period. Work on the Sixth and Laurel roundabout is moving toward completion, and crews have begun to install the traffic signals

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Stay comfortable biking while cutting detour traffic

October 14, 2017 — Wind, rain or sunshine, Clare Fuller has a system down pat. Fuller commutes by bicycle from her West Glenwood home to Alpine Bank on 23rd Street from May to November, and as weather permits on days between. "I'm pretty into trying to save this planet,

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Temporary closings of exits, pedestrian bridge this weekend as part of bridge project

October 12, 2017 — As work on the bridge nears one month until reopening, temporary closings will take place this weekend. From 10 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning, the I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp will be closed. Crews will be working on traffic signals at that

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Second concrete pour for bridge set Friday-Saturday

October 11, 2017 — A second critical concrete pour for the new Grand Avenue bridge deck is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Crews will pour the remaining section of traffic bridge deck, from the steel girders to the existing concrete connection. "Concrete pump trucks will

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When new bridge opens, traffic restrictions will be needed for a while

October 9, 2017 — Opening the new Grand Avenue bridge to a lane of traffic in each direction will not be a simple matter of "flipping the switch," says one of the lead engineers on the two-year-long, $126 million bridge replacement project. Even if the bridge opens on schedule

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From our readers: Let’s name the new bridge

October 9, 2017 — Last Wednesday, we asked readers what they would name the new Grand Avenue bridge. It was all in good fun, just a way to distract from traffic headaches. We got a lot of interesting answers though. Any you would add to the list below? Bridgezilla

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CDOT: Thanks to everyone for fighting traffic

October 8, 2017 — The detour traffic numbers have come in, and we are short of our original goal. An average 22 percent reduction in traffic has been achieved during the detour. It may not be the 35 percent reduction we set as a goal, but it's almost two-thirds

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Editorial: Find a friend for the cold, dark detour days

October 8, 2017 — Traffic statistics provided last week generally pass the eyeball test, showing that the Grand Avenue bridge detour is carrying about 26 percent less traffic during the morning rush than pre-closure estimates, with an 18 percent reduction in the afternoon. These stats, which are a snapshot,

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Exit 116 EB on-ramp closed starting Wednesday through Sept. 30

September 19, 2017 — The Interstate 70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp in Glenwood Springs will be closed starting this Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 30, according to Colorado Department of Transportation Grand Avenue Bridge Project officials. In the meantime, motorists wanting to go east toward Denver on I-70

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It’s more than just a bridge project

September 17, 2017 — If you have been over the pedestrian bridge lately, you've seen all the activity going on for construction of the new traffic bridge. What you might not have seen is the work going on over at the Sixth and Laurel intersection. The new roundabout is

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Last month’s old bridge collapse still under review

September 13, 2017 — State transportation officials continue to review an Aug. 15 incident in which a 64-year-old pier unexpectedly gave out during demolition of the southernmost section of the old Grand Avenue bridge. No one was injured and no property damage resulted when the 210-foot span of girders,

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Avoiding peak times seen as key to Glenwood shopping

September 13, 2017 — Convincing area consumers that Glenwood Springs is not a complete traffic jam 24/7 and correcting misinformation quickly are two ways to reinforce the "open for business" message Glenwood merchants are trying desperately to maintain. In particular, the best time to get to and from Glenwood

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Colorado River is open for recreation activities

September 6, 2017 — Update, Sept. 11: The Colorado River is open for all recreation activities. Sept. 6: The Colorado River beneath the Grand Avenue bridge will remain closed to rafting and other recreation activities today, and possibly Thursday, due to the ongoing bridge construction overhead. According to project

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Blake Ave. traffic troubles abound in afternoon rush

September 1, 2017 — Blake Avenue continues to be a cut-through trouble spot during the late-afternoon rush hour when traffic backs up on the Grand Avenue bridge detour route through Glenwood Springs. But culling out the detour cutters from those who live, work and run regular errands in the

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Bridge impacts prompt incentives

August 30, 2017 — With reports of lagging sales in Glenwood Springs as the three-month Grand Avenue bridge closure takes hold, some organizations are stepping up efforts to lure customers into area shops and restaurants. A rough summer and fall for retail sales and dining was expected because of

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Bridge closure to affect high school sports travel

August 29, 2017 — There's been plenty of focus on how the Grand Avenue bridge detour is affecting rush hour traffic. But what about high school athletic teams? Glenwood Springs High School is the most directly affected, of course. It's the closest to the detour, and its Grand Avenue

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Good news of more bikers means courtesy is essential

August 28, 2017 — Trail etiquette, courtesy and smart riding take on new importance now that some 300 bicyclists are using local trails and bicycle lanes each day. The big turnout of cyclists during the Grand Avenue bridge closure has a positive effect on all travelers, especially if riders

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RFTA tries to keep pace with detour demand

August 27, 2017 — The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority did not know what to anticipate when the Grand Avenue bridge closed on Aug. 14. After two years of planning, RFTA discovered right away that many people in the I-70 corridor, including folks in Parachute, were willing to give transit

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Bridge construction shouldn’t stop tourism

August 26, 2017 — With a holiday weekend approaching, Glenwood Springs expects more visitors despite Grand Avenue bridge construction. Lisa Langer, vice president of tourism marketing for Glenwood Springs, said construction isn't that unexpected for visitors. "We have not mentioned construction in any messaging," Langer said. "What we know

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Glenwood police moving beyond warnings on detour

August 25, 2017 — Two weeks into the Grand Avenue bridge detour, Glenwood Springs police say they will be moving from the warning phase to writing more tickets for infractions ranging from speeding and running stop signs to misuse of the dedicated bus/emergency lane on northbound Grand. "For the

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