Glenwood Springs digs into work on 2009 street projects |

Glenwood Springs digs into work on 2009 street projects

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The city began its laundry list of the year’s streets projects Monday with the resurfacing of Donegan Road in Glenwood Springs.

The Glenwood Springs Electric Department began upgrading its system on Donegan Road. The $1.6 million project, which began in 2007, is expected to last through the summer and will reduce traffic on Donegan Road to one lane through the construction area.

Excavation began near the entrance of Sunny Acres subdivision on Monday.

On-street parking is restricted during construction hours for the duration of the project.

The electric department will also continue upgrades to its system at the 27th Street and Midland Avenue intersection. A portion of Midland Avenue will be reduced to single-lane traffic on Thursday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The work is in preparation for the $1.4 million 27th Street and Midland Avenue roundabout project, which was originally scheduled for construction in 2008. The project is a partnership between the city and the Roaring Fork Lodge LLC, which plans to build a five-story, nearly 150,000-square-foot lodge adjacent to the intersection.

Phase one of the Midland Avenue Traffic Calming projects is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4. Local contractor Gould Construction was awarded the bid for the $170,000 project. The city expects to have the project completed by mid-June.

The project will reduce traffic to a single lane for two weeks, starting 7 a.m. on May 4, and running through May 18. Only northbound traffic will be permitted from West Eighth Street to 27th Street for the duration of the project.

Southbound traffic will be detoured to Grand Avenue via Seventh Street, through downtown Glenwood.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

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