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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

An article in the Tuesday edition about the closure of Big John’s Building and Home Center stated that the closure of the store, combined with the buyout of Harbert Lumber by Pro-Build of Denver leaves only one locally-owned lumberyard in the area, Valley Lumber.

In fact, Mr. T’s Hardware, Building Supply and Rental Center in New Castle is also a locally owned hardware store and lumberyard.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Yenter Companies will install steel netting between the old and new Maroon Creek Bridge structures next week.



The work is scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Monday. April 11, through Thursday, April 14.

The $20,000 job will require only a shoulder closure on the up-valley side of the bridge. RFTA bus lanes will not be impacted.



Yenter crews will install approximately 660 linear feet of steel safety netting between the old and new Maroon Creek Bridge structures. The netting, like that used for rockfall mitigation, will have 6-inch-by-6-inch spacing and will be secured to the bridge rail on each of the structures. At the widest point, the netting between the bridges will be 23 inches.

The horizontal netting between the two structures was selected over a vertical feature (such as a fence) due to considerations of snow loading, adverse aesthetics and the desire to safeguard the actual space between the bridges.

Construction of the new Maroon Creek Bridge was completed in 2008. The bridge meets all federal and state requirements and safety standards for pedestrian and vehicular travel, including the lighted and signed pedestrian path, the shoulder width, barrier and bridge rail.


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