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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The 27th Street (Sunlight) Bridge will be closed to traffic for up to four days beginning May 17 to allow for installation of the new Atkinson Canal Rivertrail section beneath the west end of the bridge.

The city of Glenwood Springs and its general contractor, Gould Construction, will be installing pre-fabricated pedestrian bridges next to the Roaring Fork River utilizing two large cranes.

This will necessitate that the bridge, from the Midland Avenue Roundabout to the intersection of South Grand Avenue, be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles, according to a city press release. The closure could last up to four days ending Friday, May 20.



All traffic bound for the east side of the Roaring Fork River will be required to use Midland Avenue to the Eighth Street Bridge. Pedestrians and bicyclists may also utilize the Cardiff Bridge.

The new Atkinson Canal Rivertrail extends from 27th Street south along the Roaring Fork River to Midland Avenue next to the Mountain Market. The bridge portion will pass under Sunlight Bridge, climb the bank and rejoin 27th Street at a trailhead adjacent to Cottonwood Landing.



For more information, contact Gould Construction at 945-7291, the Glenwood Springs Community Development Department at 384-6429, or view information at http://www.cogs.com.

The Fireside Lanes bowling alley, restaurant and bar in Rifle will be reopening under new management, following approval of a liquor license for the establishment by the Garfield County Commissioners on Monday.

The owner and manager of the new business, John L. Langstaff, said no one within the service area, which was legally established by the county, objected to the idea of a bar and restaurant at the old Fireside Lanes site.

He said he will be employing between eight and 10 people, although he noted that area energy workers may be stopping in for prepared meals, which may boost the amount of business conducted every day and may force an increase in staff.

Langstaff, with his wife, Renee, have purchased the business from former county commissioner Larry McCown and his wife, Dee, and are expecting to open the business in time for summer.


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