Comment period extended for S. Bridge project in Glenwood Springs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The city of Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and Garfield County have extended the public review and comment period for the South Bridge Environmental Assessment (EA) to Dec. 6.
Hard copies are available for review at the City of Glenwood Springs Engineering Department; Glenwood Springs Public Library; Garfield County offices in Glenwood Springs; CDOT’s offices in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction and Denver; and the Federal Highway Administration offices in Lakewood.
The purpose of the South Bridge project is to identify a critical second route between Highway 82 and the west side of the Roaring Fork River in the southern portion of Glenwood Springs. The project will address identified transportation needs, such as lack of emergency vehicle access route redundancy and increasing mobility issues along Midland Avenue caused by increased growth in the area.
The alternatives evaluated in the EA are: 1) No Action Alternative and 2) Alternative 10b (identified in the EA as the Preferred Alternative). Alternative 10b connects Airport Road to SH 82 south of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport. The connection takes Airport Road under airport property in a tunnel, crosses the Roaring Fork River on a clear-span bridge, and connects to SH 82 just south of the Holy Cross Energy facility near Red Canon Road.
Questions about the public comment period or the EA may be directed to Wendy Swan at the city of Glenwood Springs, 970-384-6435.
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The Glenwood Springs city council voted to approve planning a public engagement process for South Canyon improvement possibilities, along with a request for proposals from developers.