Glenwood’s South Bridge project discussed at public meeting Wednesday

Staff report
A photo illustration shows the proposed South Bridge route from Airport road on the left, tunneling under the Glenwood Springs Airport to a Roaring Fork River crossing and connecting to Colorado 82 south of the Holy Cross Energy headquarters.

The city of Glenwood Springs invites the public to attend a meeting Wednesday concerning the status of the South Bridge Project.

Working with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the city for the past several years has been conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify a new connection between state Highway 82 and the west side of the Roaring Fork River in the south Glenwood Springs area by the municipal airport.

The meeting is scheduled for 5–7 p.m. Wednesday between 5 p.m. at Sopris Elementary School, 1150 Mt. Sopris Dr, Glenwood Springs.

There will be an open house from 5–7 p.m., in addition to a presentation from 6–6:20 p.m., according to a press release from the city.

Information will include background about the South Bridge Project, recent changes to the preferred design alternative involving the planned Rio Grande Trail crossing, and the project’s next steps. That will include completion of the EA process, final design and a proposed construction timeframe.

Members of the public will be allowed to provide written comments at the public meeting, or can email them to Comments can also be made on the project’s website

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