Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs reopened to two lanes after slope rehab completed | PostIndependent.com

Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs reopened to two lanes after slope rehab completed

Gould Construction was contracted by the city of Glenwood Springs to repair the slope below Midland Avenue near Hagar Lane that washed out after heavy rains last weekend.
Courtesy Gould Construction

Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs at Hagar Lane has been reopened to two lanes of traffic, following work to stabilize the hillside below the roadway that washed away on Tuesday.

Heavy rains last weekend caused the saturated slope between Midland and Hagar Lane below to fail. The road surface itself was not damaged, but city officials made the determination to close the northbound lane. North- and southbound traffic had been alternating along the roughly 30-foot section of Midland using a temporary traffic light and flaggers during peak times.

The road was reopened to two lanes of traffic on Friday morning.

“We are regrading the work bench below Midland and also the ditch on the north side of the road to better move water from the hillside toward the [27th Street] roundabout,” Glenwood Springs City Engineer Terri Partch said of the remaining work to improve drainage in the area.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User