Reminder of downtown parking options during construction
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Now that construction has officially begun on two downtown projects, limiting public parking in the 800 and 900 blocks of Cooper Avenue, here’s a reminder of some of the all-day parking options.
For the duration of the construction on the new Glenwood Springs Library, the 800 block of Cooper Avenue will be closed to through traffic.
In addition, the city parking lot at Ninth and Cooper will be closed until later this year while a new two-level parking structure is being built.
In the meantime, three alternative parking lots with public 12-hour vehicle and adjacent bicycle parking are available for downtown business employees and visitors to the downtown area.
• The city parking lot at 10th and School streets, next to the Glenwood Springs Recycling Center, has 91 vehicle spaces;
• The City Hall public parking lot on Eighth Street, west of City Hall, has 64 spaces;
• The Cooper Avenue public parking lot, located between the fire department and the First United Methodist Church, has 31 spots and will remain open during construction despite the street closure. Motorists can get to the lot from Cooper Avenue (right in only), and will exit the lot via the alley heading back to Ninth.
• The Seventh Street public parking lot, next to the new sewer lift station, is expected to reopen sometime this month, providing another 56 spaces.
Those who work downtown are also encouraged to ride the bus, bicycle or walk to work, if possible.
More than three dozen bicycle racks are located throughout the downtown core to accommodate parking for bicycles.
Bus transportation is available through the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and the Ride Glenwood in-town bus system. Bus service times, stops and fares may be found at http://www.rfta.com and http://www.cogs.us.
Construction work can be expected Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., with some weekend work hours possible at times.
For regular construction and parking updates, see the city of Glenwood Springs website at http://www.cogs.us/parkingalternatives.
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