Beware! Glenwood Avenue Paving Project phase II begins today
Glenwood Avenue Paving Project phase II begins today. Here’s what commuters can expect in the construction zone.
• Wednesday, March 17: Traffic Control Measures placed from 4-6 a.m.
The project team will observe traffic through the construction zone as well as the impacts of the construction zone on the rest of traffic in Glenwood Springs. Changes will be made if necessary to the traffic control plan based on these observations.
The two downvalley lanes will be closed and traffic will be placed on the two upvalley lanes – one lane of traffic in each direction. The contractor will begin placing erosion control measures around the downvalley lanes and will also begin construction surveying and marking the location of utilities. Construction surveying will continue throughout the week.
• Thursday, March 18: Removal of the asphalt will begin.
• Friday, March 19: Removal of the asphalt continues and should be completed. Trenching for electrical utilities will begin. The city of Glenwood Springs will also be placing a water line at Hyland Park South.
• Saturday, March 20: If not already finished, removal of the asphalt will continue. Water and electric utility burial will also continue.
• Sunday, March 21: Water and electrical utility burial will continue. Site preparation for concrete placement will also begin.
• The contractor, Villalobos Concrete, will likely work weekends for most of the project and will likely be doing so this weekend, March 20 -21.
Project spokesman Tom Newland will be provide daily commuter updates on KMTS 99.1 and 96.7 throughout the project at 6, 7, and 8 a.m. Any questions or concerns about the project can be directed to Newland, at (970) 618-0724.
• During the project the intersection at Grand Avenue and 23rd Street will be closed to cross traffic.
• The traffic light at 23rd Street will be turned off and barricades will be placed across 23rd Street. Those wishing to go east on 23rd Street from Grand Avenue will have to use 20th Street.
• A detour will be established to direct drivers to South Grand Avenue via 27th Street.
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