Bridge detour meeting set next week for area employers |

Bridge detour meeting set next week for area employers

The Colorado Department of Transportation Grand Avenue bridge project team and the City of Glenwood Springs invite area employers to a second employer roundtable related to the bridge project.

“This is an opportunity for employers to learn about the Grand Avenue bridge detour and strategies to help employees and clients navigate the detour,” said Tom Newland, CDOT public information manager.

The meeting is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Springs City Hall, Council Chambers. Project engineers and the public information team will give a brief presentation and discuss how large and small employers in the area are working to reduce traffic during the detour. Lunch will be provided.

The existing bridge over Interstate 70 and the Colorado River is to close Aug. 14 for completion of the new bridge, which overall is a project costing about $125 million, the biggest infrastructure project on the Western Slope in a generation.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to the project team at

Detour maps and fact sheets can be found on the project website For additional information call or text the project hotline at 970-618-9897.

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