Brick paver installation begins in downtown Glenwood Springs
Beginning Monday, July 17, crews will begin installing brick pavers on the pedestrian plaza between Seventh and Eighth streets. Work will begin on the west side from Eighth Street to approximately the alley. Once half of the west wing street is complete, crews will begin work on the east side to approximately the alley.
Crews will begin this work by saw cutting and jackhammering approximately 2 inches of asphalt and concrete. Concrete will be removed in sections from the storefronts to the new bridge walls. Once grading is complete, crews will pour concrete in the area. The concrete under layer will cure for approximately three days, and then the masons will lay the clay pavers on top of the concrete in a herringbone pattern.
“These brick pavers complement the aesthetic look of downtown Glenwood Springs,” said Leslie Bethel, director of the Downtown Development Authority. “The new pavers match the existing pavers on Seventh Street and tie in with the canopy tiles, black wrought-iron fencing and rose flagstone to bring all these beautiful details together.”
Crews anticipate the installation will be complete this fall.
For business and downtown access, pedestrians will use a 3-foot temporary walkway along the new traffic bridge walls and storefronts during this time. When crews are directly in front of businesses, a flagger will escort visitors into the doorway. Crews will be in front of each business for a few days during removals.
Saw cutting and jackhammering are noisy operations. Our crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to minimize noise impacts. Most of this work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and weekend work is possible.
Our team is excited to be moving forward on some finishing work prior to the detour. Downtown businesses are open and access is maintained. Remember to support our downtown during the construction.
Events This Week
From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, join us in Centennial Park for the Grand Avenue bridge Blue Zone event. Meet your neighbors and create your plan for the detour.
For more detailed detour information, RFTA bus routing and Grand Avenue Bridge construction information, visit our website at grandavebridge.codot.gov or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/GrandAveBridgeProject.
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