Two lanes of Highway 82 in South Glenwood to shut down for road work |

Two lanes of Highway 82 in South Glenwood to shut down for road work

Starting Oct. 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation will close one lane of traffic in both directions on Highway 82 in south Glenwood Springs when the agency continues a resurfacing project that began in early July.

Motorists can expect single-lane closures in both directions, primarily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., for seven to 10 straight days (crews plan to work over the weekend, if necessary, in order to expedite the work). There will be no interference during peak travel periods: no work upvalley between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and downvalley between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Grand River Construction was awarded a $3.3 million contract for this project, which has also included work on two other sections of SH 82 further upvalley.

The project involves milling (grinding up the top layer of asphalt), an asphalt overlay and striping on a one-plus mile section of Highway 82 (Grand Avenue) from 23rd Street south to the city limits.

Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously and attentively.

Readers may contact Project Information Manager Sean Thomas of Grand River Construction at (970) 618-8329 for information and updates. For information about other CDOT projects, the public may call 511 or log onto CDOT’s traveler information website at

Other sections included in this resurfacing project are mileposts 23 to 27 (from Basalt Road and to Lower River Road) and between mileposts 30 and 37.5 (from Snowmass Canyon extending near the Aspen Airport Business Center), where crack sealing has been under way.

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