East half of 27th Street underpass completed

The 27th Street underpass is still under construction. The east half of the underpass, however, has been completed. One of the first walls for the ramp has been poured.

The ramps have an 8% grade and grab rails for when it snows and possibly freezes. 

The project is on time and on budget. The next shift in the project comes Oct. 20, when the top of the underpass will be paved. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Project Manager Ben Ludlow told Glenwood Springs City Council on Sept. 21 they expect one or two nighttime closures of Colorado Highway 82 and 27th Street. This will be on or after Oct. 20. 

Traffic will be rerouted from the intersection of Highway 82 and 23rd Street all the south to the Buffalo Valley light intersection, also known as the intersection light of County Road 154 and Highway 82. Local traffic and buses will not be routed down that way. 

The project is hoped to be completed before snowfall. There are no planned winter shutdowns.

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