City Council to consider ped bridge over I-70 |

City Council to consider ped bridge over I-70

Pete Fowler
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO ” The City Council may approve a step toward building a bike and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 70 next to the Devereux Road Bridge over Interstate 70 tonight.

The bridge would increase accessibility to trails, Two Rivers park and to Highway 6. It would go over Interstate 70 just east of the Devereux Road Bridge.

The resolution on tonight’s agenda says Glenwood has filed an application for funds from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The city would match project costs in an amount not to exceed $75,008. The city has estimated the total cost to be about $1 million.

Mayor Bruce Christensen said he wasn’t a strong supporter the project in the past, but he believes it is a good idea now that a number of grants have been obtained to lower the city’s contribution.

He said the bike and pedestrian bridge will help with events at Two Rivers Park, because the Devereux Road Bridge has no sidewalks or railings.

“It’s something that will be an important addition to the community,” he said.

Tonight, the City Council will also conduct a conceptual review of a five-unit apartment complex near 1008 Colorado Avenue, receive an update on the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit program, and discuss downtown maintenance and senior services.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

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