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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have an open house to discuss the upcoming Interstate 70 Exit 116 Glenwood Springs improvements project, from 4-7 p.m. May 13 at the Glenwood City Council chambers.

CDOT representatives will be available to answer questions about the upcoming project, which will begin construction after Labor Day in September.

Safety improvements include widening the I-70 eastbound off-ramp and westbound on-ramp to two lanes, installing a dual right turn onto the Highway 82 Grand Avenue bridge at Sixth and Pine Street, and upgrading the signalization and pavement markings.

Work planned for the Grand Avenue bridge includes the replacement of expansion joints, concrete deck repairs and resurfacing. Resurfacing and minor pavement reconstruction will also be performed along Highway 82 from the Exit 116 interchange to the Sixth and Pine Street intersection.

For information on this and other CDOT projects statewide, the public may log on to http://www.cotrip.org, or call 511.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Phase one of the Midland Avenue Traffic Calming projects began Monday reducing the street to a single lane. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Grand Avenue via Seventh Street, through downtown Glenwood.

Single lane closures are expected for two weeks during the project, starting 7 a.m. through May 18. Only northbound traffic will be permitted from West Eighth Street to 27th Street for the duration of the project.

Local contractor Gould Construction was awarded the bid for the $170,000 project. The city expects to have the project completed by mid-June.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Cardiff Bridge pedestrian path will be closed to public access for the full day of May 7. Contractors for the city of Glenwood Springs will be applying a new asphalt overlay for an improved surface. Please call 384-6366 for further information.

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