Roundabout work begins today |

Roundabout work begins today

The state transportation department will start construction of two roundabouts in west Glenwood Springs today. The project is at Interstate 70, exit 114, extending east and west along the adjacent stretch of U.S. Highway 6 from Storm King Road to 135 Road, and north and south from the Midland Avenue Bridge over the Colorado River to Mel Ray Road. The improvements will include the construction of two two-lane concrete roundabouts: one on the north side of I-70 at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Midland Avenue; and one on the south side of I-70 connecting Midland Avenue and Riverine Road/Gilstrap Court. Officials think the roundabouts will ease traffic congestion and improve safety at the intersections. The existing signalled intersections would not be able to safely and adequately accommodate future traffic due to the development at Glenwood Meadows. The $2.9 million project will also involve I-70 ramp widening, new storm sewer systems, pedestrian improvements, asphalt paving and permanent erosion control features.For the duration of the construction, which is anticipated to be completed by November, traffic will be reduced to a single 12-foot-wide lane in all directions approaching and through the work zones. Hours of work will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and some weekends, weather permitting. Speed limit through the construction zones will be 25 mph.The Glenwood Meadows Metropolitan District is funding the project.

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