West Glenwood road closures slated Thursday night, Friday
A reminder to motorists traveling through West Glenwood that part of Midland Avenue will be closed overnight tonight while a new pedestrian bridge is being put into place.
Midland from Devereux Road to Wulfsohn Road will be down to a one-lane configuration in each direction starting at 6 p.m. while a crane is being set up.
That stretch of road will then be completely closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday for placement of the 120-foot-long bridge span that is part of the new West Midland foot and bike path.
The new path will extend from Glenwood Meadows to the Colorado River bridge, providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists to and from schools and residential areas north of Interstate 70. The path will also provide an non-motorized connection from West Glenwood to downtown during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour in 2017 and afterward.
During the road closure, motorists will need to use Devereux Road, 27th Street, I-70 or U.S. Highway 6 to access downtown and the Meadows area.
In addition, the Eighth Street bridge into downtown from Midland remains closed until Monday for work related to the Grand Avenue bridge project.
Motorists are also reminded that speed limit is 25 mph along Midland Ave. from Eighth to 27th Street.
In addition, Grand Avenue project officials have announced a new, partial-day closure of the I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off ramp on Friday.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday that the off ramp will be closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day to perform road work associated with ramp improvements needed for next year’s Grand Avenue/Colorado 82 bridge detour.
During this closure, motorists heading into Glenwood Springs from the west should use I-70 Exit 116 to U.S. 6 or Devereux Road for access back to West Glenwood and the Meadows area.
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