Momentum builds toward Glenwood bridge closure Aug. 14 |

Momentum builds toward Glenwood bridge closure Aug. 14

Tom Newland

Work continues on the Seventh Street Station elevator tower for the new pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River and Interstate 70.
Klaus Kocher |

New intersection light signals, Sixth and Laurel roundabout, elevator installation and caisson drilling — there is never a dull moment on the Grand Avenue bridge project. We are on track to complete or have already started major work over the next month to keep us on track for the Aug. 14 bridge closure.

The runoff in the Colorado River should be low enough in early July to start building the north causeway for bridge construction. Similar to the south causeway, the north causeway will be used as a platform for cranes and construction equipment to build the bridge section over the Colorado River. The north causeway will be farther upriver than the south causeway and not as wide.

Last week, you may have seen some activity near the Subway parking lot on Sixth Street. Construction will begin soon on building out the new five-leg roundabout.

Masonry work is being installed all over the project site from structural walls to the traffic bridge and Seventh Street Station elevator tower for the pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian underpass is getting an anti-graffiti seal and walkway masonry.

A large structural wall is being constructed in the Hot Springs Pool parking lot. Pile holes used to place structural support are installed by a large drill rig. The final monuments on the north abutment will be poured soon.

Inside the project, many internal meetings are being held with logistics and operational teams. Coordination is being worked out with small businesses, delivery companies, schools and seniors — we are working together.

Please join us for one of our public meetings to learn more:

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27: Public open house, Glenwood Springs Community Center

• Wednesday, June 28: Bike to Work Day and Yellow Zone Event 7-9 a.m. West Glenwood Springs Park and Ride

• 9 a.m. Friday, July 21: Downtown meeting

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