Glenwood Springs advises Midland motorists to expect delays due to paving |

Glenwood Springs advises Midland motorists to expect delays due to paving

Construction efforts could pause in next two months until spring

A flagger directs traffic during the afternoon construction work on South Midland.
Chelsea Self/Post Independent

Paving was postponed Tuesday along the South Midland Avenue corridor, because of the weather, a news release stated.

Work is slated to continue on waterlines and the storm sewer system throughout the project area. Paving operations are scheduled to resume as weather conditions improve in the following days.

South Midland Avenue travelers should expect longer-than-average delays this week as road crews begin paving another section of thoroughfare, a news release states.

“This is the last major paving push for the year,” said Bryana Starbuck, Glenwood Springs public information officer. “The crews plan to continue their South Midland Avenue paving schedule next spring.”

Paving along the avenue is slated to run north from Park West to the newly installed downhill wall, north of Old Cardiff Bridge Road.

Crews are also slated to pave the Airport Road, 4 Mile Road, Mt. Sopris Drive, 3 Mile Road and Old Cardiff Bridge Road street connections.

Although paving projects could be put on hold following this week, Starbuck said crews plan to continue working on South Midland Avenue as long as the weather allows.

“In many ways, the end of construction for the year depends on what Mother Nature does,” she said. “We can’t pin down an exact date, but we’re looking at a winter shutdown within a month or two.”

Midland Avenue traffic will be reduced to an alternating one-lane configuration until paving is complete, and drivers are advised to expect delays of 15 minutes or longer — with the longest delays occurring during peak travel times, such as weekday mornings from 7-10 a.m. and weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.

The delays are anticipated to continue through Sunday, Nov. 7, the news release states.

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