Crews chip in on road work around Glenwood Springs |

Crews chip in on road work around Glenwood Springs

Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – It’s time to be on the lookout for traffic construction. Several road projects currently ongoing are expected to create many delays around Glenwood Spring through mid-June.

Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will conduct rotomilling and paving activities through Thursday, working on sections of Sixth Street from the Interstate 70 exit 116 (main Glenwood Springs exit) to the Grand Avenue Bridge and Grand Avenue between 19th Street and 23rd Street.Motorists can expect various single-lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in both directions between I-70 and the Grand Avenue Bridge. Crews will not conduct work in the upvalley lanes between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and on downvalley lanes from 3-5:30 p.m. In addition, the left lane of northbound Grand Avenue between 19th Street and 23rd Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for paving.Alternate routes such as Midland Avenue are strongly recommended during the rest of the construction. CDOT reminds motorists to obey all traffic signs and flaggers and to slow down in all construction zones.

Several projects will take place in Glenwood Springs over the next two weeks.Chip sealing on Colorado Avenue (between Seventh and 10th Street), 10th Street (between Grand Avenue and Palmer Avenue), Palmer Avenue (between Seventh and 11th Street), and Devereux Road (between Highway 6 and Two Rivers Park) happened Monday and Tuesday.Colorado Avenue will be swept today for loose chips, and there will be no parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Starting Friday, all of the above Glenwood streets will be fog sealed. No traffic or parking is allowed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Blake Avenue (between Seventh and 11th Street) will be milled Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10. The street will be closed to all traffic and curbside parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, Blake will then be repaved and again closed to traffic and curbside parking.During the same time, 14th Street, between Grand Avenue and Blake Avenue, will be closed as well from Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 13, for milling, road bed stabilization and repaving.Devereux Road will also be closed to all through traffic at the west end adjacent to the whitewater park for utility installation and road repairs through June 9.For questions or concerns contact Assistant City Engineer King Lloyd at 384-6435.

After a successful weekend and road maintenance work earlier this week, CDOT will open the Independence Pass at 2 p.m. on Thursday. For the past month, CDOT crews have worked to clear high levels of snow on the pass trying to open it by May 30, but continuing winter weather prevented that from occurring.Winter conditions may still exist occasionally on the pass, and if extreme weather occurs, the pass may close temporarily. However, weather permitting, the pass will remain open through the summer.

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