Grand Avenue Paving Project II update for the week of March 22 |

Grand Avenue Paving Project II update for the week of March 22

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Because of the input received, the traffic control plans for GAPP II have been modified as follows:

• Signs will be placed along Grand Avenue indicating the temporary accesses for each business.

• The “no left turn” policy in the construction zone has been relaxed. Flaggers have been placed at every intersection to assist drivers in getting off of and on to Grand Avenue. The flaggers will help control traffic for left turns when needed. However, left turns will be discouraged during peak traffic periods in an effort to reduce congestion during those times.

• Pedestrian crossings are now being allowed at 23rd Street as well as 20th Street. Pedestrian crossings at 23rd Street will be assisted by a flagger during construction.

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• A large display ad will appear soon in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent giving general information about the project and highlighting the changes to the traffic control plan.

• The traffic lights at 27th Street and 20th Street have been adjusted by the Colorado Department of Transportation to allow better flow of traffic.

• The situation at 23rd Street will continue to be monitored and the contractor will consider opening it up to right-in, right-out traffic once Phase I is complete.

The asphalt, curb, gutter and sidewalk have been removed from the downvalley side of Grand Avenue. Crews have been working to regrade the road base, finalize utility placement and otherwise prepare the project area for paving.

Weather permitting, the first concrete pour is scheduled to occur today, Wednesday, March 24. The plan is to pour about 600 cubic yards of concrete, which should cover about 1/3 of the Phase I area.

The next pour is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 27. The contractor will leave half of each temporary crossing open for traffic during these pours, and will finish the crossings after the “main line” is poured.

The concrete needs to be covered and allowed about three days to set. Saw cutting and stripping also need to occur before the concrete is ready for traffic. The contractor will attempt to open some of the new pavement for access into adjacent businesses as soon as possible.

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