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Paving ahead as prep for bridge detour intensifies

Tom Newland

Crews will begin asphalt overlay roadwork this month to prepare for the traffic bridge detour beginning in August. Three areas of town will be affected:

• U.S. 6 from just west of Storm King Drive to just west of Laurel Street

• Midland Avenue from Devereux Road to Eighth Street

• Downtown detour route

Crews will begin work on U.S. 6 Monday, then will move to Midland work after Memorial Day. The downtown mill and overlay is scheduled for a week near the beginning of June. Stay tuned for specific dates.

U.S. 6 Mill and Edge Fill

Beginning the week of April 17, crews will begin reconstructing pedestrian ramps along U.S. 6 and replacing guardrail. These construction activities are scheduled through the end of April. Hot mix asphalt paving overlays are scheduled to begin the week of May 8. The overlay schedule is anticipated to span two weeks with June as the anticipated completion date for this scope.

Some 5,600 feet of guardrail and 40 pedestrian ramps will be removed and improved through the end of April. Crews will also construct two concrete crosswalks to accommodate pedestrian movements to RFTA bus stops on the route.

U.S. 6 will be in an alternating one-lane configuration during this time. Up to 15-minute delays are anticipated from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Midland Avenue Overlay

In June, crews will pave 1.5 inches of asphalt on Midland Avenue from the intersection of Devereux Road to Eighth Street. Paving overlay operations are scheduled for one week. Midland will be in an alternating one-lane configuration during this time. Up to 15-minute delays are anticipated 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Downtown Mill and Fill

Crews are scheduled to begin a 2-inch mill and fill in downtown Glenwood in June. The affected streets are:

• Eighth Street from School Street to Grand Avenue

• Colorado Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets

• Ninth Street between Colorado and Grand avenues

Parking on Eighth, Colorado and Ninth will be closed during paving operations. Each street will be in an alternating one-lane configuration as we begin the overlay. The 2-inch mill and fill operations downtown are scheduled for one week.

Traffic Impacts

This work will coincide with construction activities at the Interstate 70 Exit 114 interchange, I-70 Exit 116 interchange and Grand Avenue lane closures. If possible, commuters should shift their schedules in morning peaks or use Exit 116. Access to businesses along the U.S. 6 corridor, Midland Avenue and downtown will be maintained through this two-month project.


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