Public meetings set ahead of bridge detour |

Public meetings set ahead of bridge detour

With more than 60 public meetings, the GAB team works with employers, municipalities and citizens to provide detour information and commuting strategies.
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Have you thought about your strategy for getting around Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour? Join us at one of our public meetings to understand traffic impacts and develop your own detour plan.

The Grand Avenue bridge team has more than 60 public and individual meetings scheduled over the next few months. Our plan is to meet with as many people as possible to assist with strategies to help our community achieve a 25-35 percent traffic reduction during the approximate 95-day traffic bridge detour.

At each meeting, the bridge team will present critical detour information including travel demand strategies and resources. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and begin forming a plan that will help you be successful in getting around during the detour. Here are some of the public meetings that we have scheduled so far:

• 11 a.m. May 10: Employer Roundtable – City Hall, Council Chambers

• 9 a.m. May 12: PR Studio, 715 Grand Ave., Suite A

• 6 p.m. June 12: Silt Town Center

• 6 p.m. June 15: New Castle Community Center

• 11:30 a.m. June 27: Glenwood Springs Community Center

• 9 a.m. July 14: PR Studio, 715 Grand Ave., Suite A

• 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1: Glenwood Springs Community Center

If you live in Rifle, Carbondale or Snowmass, our team is working on scheduling public meetings with your municipalities. Chances are, if you are a parent of a student in the Roaring Fork School District Glenwood Springs-based schools, you will be seeing our team this later this month or in May.

If you are unable to attend one of the listed meetings, do not fret. Our team is also scheduling events in five different locations in Glenwood Springs for the month of July. These public meetings will be a chance for you to meet your neighbors, develop a neighborhood carpool, understand public transit and trail connections in your area and to learn how you can be part of the reduction.

In addition to this, our team is on the agenda of your leaders — City Council, county commissioners and government boards and organizations. Our goal is to reach everyone.

If you are tuned in to Grand Avenue bridge communications, thank you for staying engaged with the project. The information is out there and now we need your help in reaching as many people as possible in our community. Be sure to ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers if they follow the project. If they haven’t, encourage them to:

• Attend a public meeting.

• Read this weekly column.

• Visit our website:

• Sign up for email updates:

• Follow our Facebook:

• Call or text the hotline: 970-618-9897

• Send us an email:

• Stop by our public information office: 715 Grand Avenue, Suite A.

Let’s work together to get through the detour by planning ahead, teaming up and driving less.

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