Bridge Answer Man column: Red Mountain, Overlin and Cowdin area meeting |

Bridge Answer Man column: Red Mountain, Overlin and Cowdin area meeting

The Red Mountain neighborhood as seen from Eighth Street and Midland Avenue.
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Our community is less than six months away from the start of the Grand Avenue bridge detour, which begins Monday, Aug. 14. The first of several neighborhood meetings associated with the detour is Monday for residents of Red Mountain, Overlin and Cowdin drives.

This neighborhood is one of the residential areas directly affected by traffic associated with the detour. Residents of Red Mountain, Overlin and Cowdin drives have an opportunity to meet with the city of Glenwood Springs and bridge project representatives to discuss traffic impacts and neighborhood access during the approximately 95-day detour.

Individuals who are unable to attend tonight’s meeting are asked to contact Jenn Ooton at or at 970-384-6404 at their earliest convenience.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.


The bridge team is in the process of planning public meetings regarding the Grand Avenue bridge detour. Keep an eye out for a neighborhood meeting announcement in your area.

In addition to neighborhood meetings, we have two public open houses scheduled prior to the detour, Tuesday, June 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 1. Watch for open house details in the coming months.

As we draw closer to the GAB detour, we want to remind our community of the importance of preparation. To be successful during the detour, we must work together to plan, team up and drive less. A critical piece to this effort is communication.

Our team strives to distribute project updates as widely as possible via our website, Facebook, public meetings, the Answer Man column, other stories in the Post Independent (, email updates and more. We would like to encourage everyone to subscribe to one or more communication channels to ensure you are receiving the latest information.

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