Glenwood Springs advises Midland motorists to expect delays due to paving
Construction efforts could pause in next two months until spring
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.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Warmer than average temperatures and a lack of snowfall could push back Sunlight Mountain Resort’s opening day, but staff remain hopeful for a Dec. 10 opening, a Sunlight spokesperson said.