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Bridge Answer Man column: You asked for night work — here it is

Tom Newland
Bridge Answer Man
Work continues on the new Grand Avenue bridge.

Our team often gets calls with requests for our crews to work at night. The old saying goes, “Ask and you shall receive.” Our crews are working both days and nights through the rest of the month to complete critical path work for the traffic bridge detour.

This is an accelerated bridge construction project, meaning our team uses safe and cost-effective construction methods to reduce onsite construction time. Here are our traffic impacts for the rest of May:

Nightly Street Closures

Tonight, May 15, through Friday night, May 19, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., crews will close Ninth Street from Colorado to Grand avenues and Cooper to Grand avenues. Monday night, May 22, to Thursday night, May 25, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Eighth Street from Colorado to Grand avenues and Cooper to Grand avenues will be closed. Crews are installing conduit for upgraded traffic signals along the Colorado 82 corridor.

I-70 Night Detour to Sixth

An I-70 night detour to Sixth Street is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. All I-70 traffic (eastbound and westbound) will be detoured onto east Sixth Street. Traffic will merge into a one-lane configuration and will be detoured through Sixth Street via a break-in-barrier on I-70 near the Yampah Vapor Caves. The Grand Avenue Bridge will be closed during this time.

Exit 116 Night Work

The week of May 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the I-70 Exit 116 interchange will be in an alternating one-lane configuration as crews work on a storm drain across the interchange. Flaggers will be in the area directing traffic.

Downtown Paving

Downtown Glenwood Springs on Eighth Street (between School Street and Grand Avenue), Colorado Avenue (between Eighth and Ninth streets) and Ninth Street (between Colorado and Grand avenues) will be paved right after the Memorial Day holiday.

Operations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2. Parking will be closed in the paving area for the duration of the paving operations downtown. A traffic detour will be in place during operations. Night work is possible May 30 through June 2.

Midland Lane Closures

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Midland Avenue from the Exit 114 interchange to Eighth Street will be in an alternating one-lane configuration in some areas for milling operations. Once milling is complete, crews will overlay new asphalt.

Detour Information

More than 100 local businesses attended our Employer Roundtable last week. If you missed it, the presentation, detour fact sheet, detour map, zone map and Spanish-translated materials are on our website at grandavebridge.codot.gov.

Community Open House

Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, for our first community open house at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. If you are unable to attend, our public roadshow meetings list is available on our website — grandavebridge.codot.gov — under Phase 3 and GAB Detour Information. Mark your calendars — we hope to see you soon.


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