What’s next with Glenwood’s Grand Avenue bridge project
Our Grand Avenue bridge crews recently completed several nights of Interstate 70 detours and bridge closures to set steel for the new traffic bridge. So now what? Let’s look at what’s ahead on the construction schedule for the rest of March and the beginning of April.
Our team set 15 steel girders for the traffic bridge in the past few weeks. Crews will continue to work on the girders over the next several months to prepare to pour the concrete deck.
Crews are continuing the large utility project to replace the water and other lines. In the next few weeks, crews will install the lines across Colorado 82. In addition, crews are working on the waterline in the Village Inn parking lot and in the I-70 Exit 116 interchange.
Seventh Street Station
Crews will continue working on the Seventh Street Station to install roof tiles, erect steel and seal the stairs and landing. The scaffolds around the tower will also be removed this month. The Seventh Street Station elevators are anticipated to open later this year.
Crews are continuing to install the iron railing for the new pedestrian bridge. The concrete deck for the pedestrian bridge will also get sealed this month. The masons are installing rose flagstone on the pedestrian bridge piers.
Structural walls for the new traffic bridge are taking shape in downtown. The GAB team is working to complete this work before the Aug. 14 traffic bridge detour.
I-70 Exit 116 Lane Closures
Beginning Monday, March 20, both eastbound and westbound I-70 approaching Exit 116 will be reduced to one lane. These lane closures will be in place through April as crews complete safety critical overhead work on the new steel girders.
I-70 Exit 114 Interchange
Crews are scheduled to resume work at the I-70 Exit 114 south roundabout the week of March 20.
Sixth and Laurel Roundabout
From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect one-lane closures on westbound Colorado 82 approaching Exit 116 and on Sixth Street from the GAB to Laurel Street. Shoulder closures on the Exit 116 westbound on-ramp will be intermittent Monday through Friday.
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The 27th Street Underpass Bridge project design has reached 30% completion, with a final design expected to be completed by August.