Eighth Street closure begins this Monday | PostIndependent.com

Eighth Street closure begins this Monday

Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs, from Pitkin Avenue to the Union Pacific Railroad “wye,” will close Monday for construction. It will remain closed until July 15.

Also closing for the same period is School Street between Eighth and Ninth streets.

Gould Construction is building the realignment.

Eighth Street will follow its current course, but the grade will be lowered one section at a time so it eventually drops to the same level as the Eighth Street Bridge, just across the railroad tracks.

The plan is to replace the curved Seventh Street connection to the bridge that now exists with a straight-on Eighth Street connection. Eventually Seventh Street will be realigned to curve south and intersect with Eight Street, just east of the Roaring Fork bridge.

While the work is under way, parking will be allowed along the dirt road near the wye, which is accessed from Seventh Street just west of the new jail.

The realignment of Eighth Street is related to the construction of the new Glenwood Springs City Hall, now under construction next to the new county jail at Eighth and Pitkin.

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