Public meetings concerning 27th Bridge project to take place May 20 and 29 |

Public meetings concerning 27th Bridge project to take place May 20 and 29

Cars cross the existing 27th Street Bridge, which is in the process of being replaced.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

The city of Glenwood Springs and contractor Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction will host two community informational meetings concerning the ongoing 27th Street Bridge project in the coming weeks.

Scheduled for 6 p.m. May 20 at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave., the river users meeting will discuss the bridge replacement project’s potential impacts on commercial and recreational river users utilizing the Roaring Fork River.

Last year, City Council approved the replacement of the 27th Street Bridge, commonly referred to as the Sunlight Bridge, which serves as the city’s main connection over the Roaring Fork River to neighborhoods along South Midland Avenue and up the Four Mile Road corridor.

“The good news about this project is that most of the impacts will occur overnight,” project Public Information Manager Bryana Starbuck said of the anticipated river impacts. “Hopefully, there is not much of an impact to commercial users and people who float or fish during the daytime.”

The second general informational meeting will take place May 29 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a brief presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session.

“It’s updated and focused on what people can expect for when we are doing the pedestrian bridge installation and the traffic bridge installation,” Starbuck explained.

In addition to replacing the vehicle bridge, which state inspectors deemed structurally deficient and functionally obsolete after it earned a 10.5 out of 100 rating, the project will also include a new pedestrian bridge.

The city of Glenwood Springs will continue to announce all traffic impacts, travel advisories and construction updates via city ConeZone email updates, the project webpage and through the city’s social media channels with the hashtags #27StreetBridge and #SunlightBridge.

To receive the latest ConeZone email updates on construction and traffic impacts, contact the project team via email at or call/text (970) 618-5379.

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