Prepare for upcoming Midland closures
Midland Avenue will be closed on both sides of Eighth Street, and Eighth Street will be closed at the Roaring Fork River bridge, for the remainder of September. Construction crews will be completing utility and grading work, curbs, sidewalks, crosswalks, pavement and a new traffic signal during September, for an anticipated reopening of the intersection by the first of October.Midland Avenue will also be closed at the Colorado River bridge on the south side of the West Glenwood interchange for three-and-a-half days, from 7 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Monday morning, for paving of the south roundabout. For these days, access to the Community Center, the Glenwood Meadows site, and other businesses and residences between the two construction projects will be via Devereux Road and Midland Avenue. The remainder of the West Glenwood interchange will remain open to traffic, with much of that traffic now using the new concrete paving in the roundabouts. Access to businesses on Gilstrap Court, Highway 6 and Mel Ray Road will be maintained during this construction.Commuters passing through Glenwood Springs should plan to use Exit 116, the main Glenwood interchange, and Grand Avenue. Access to the Community Center, to the Glenwood Meadows construction site, and to the Cowdin and Overlin neighborhood will be via Midland Avenue from the West Glenwood interchange. Devereux Road can also be used to gain access to Midland Avenue near the West Glenwood Interchange.
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