This week’s Grand Avenue bridge project impacts |

This week’s Grand Avenue bridge project impacts

A worker helps manage traffic on Seventh Street as trucks haul material to build a temporary construction platform on the south bank of the Colorado River.
Chelsea Self | Post Independent

The Colorado Department of Transportation says to expect this construction activity this week on the Grand Avenue bridge project.


River Street: Restricted access to vehicular traffic on River Street as the contractor begins to mobilize in the Glenwood Hot Springs parking area.

Wing Street: Closed to vehicles.

Interstate 70: Eastbound at exit 116 will be reduced to one lane of traffic with the speed limit set at 40 mph in this area.

Seventh Street: Periodic closures from Colorado Avenue to Cooper Avenue and Wing Street. North lane closed from Colorado Avenue to Cooper Avenue.


Pedestrian maps are available at the public information office above the Italian Underground. The contractor begins work on the temporary pedestrian bridge and use of the west Glenwood Hot Springs parking lot as a staging area.

Pedestrians should be mindful of way-finding and safety barricades around Sixth and Seventh streets.


Later in the week the contractor will demolish the walk from the existing pedestrian bridge to the traffic bridge. This activity will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Seventh Street likely will be fully closed during this work.

Beginning in mid-February, night work is planned so the contractor can begin installing the temporary pedestrian walkway.


Parking along the north lane of Seventh from Colorado to Cooper will be closed throughout Phase I and Phase II of the project.

Glenwood Hot Springs west pool parking lot closes Monday. Parking is available at the old Bighorn Toyota lot, with shuttle service to the Hot Springs.

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