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Join Commuter Club to help bridge the GAPP

Melissa Laeser
Special to the Post Independent

The Grand Avenue Paving Project is almost here! The project is scheduled to start on Sept. 7. Are you ready?

You can expect your commute to be disrupted, and delays will be inevitable. The Colorado Department of Transportation and Concrete Works of Colorado Inc. will be concrete paving Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs from Eighth Street to the middle of Sayre Park.

When the project is over, Glenwood Springs will see new colored-concrete crosswalks, upgraded curbs for people with disabilities and a pedestrian-

initiated crossing at Sayre Park. Pedestrians will be able to push a button, and the traffic will receive a red light to make a safer crossing at the park.

With all the great upgrades that Glenwood Springs will receive, the project will definitely impact the region and your daily travel. One option is to drive your car alone to work every day. This might involve leaving your house earlier in the morning, sitting in traffic, hopefully getting to work on time, working all day, leaving work at the usual time, sitting in traffic and getting home later than usual. That doesn’t sound so pleasant, does it?

You could also get to work without as much stress and save yourself money ” plus receive prizes! Join Commuter Club and win! Commuter Club is a program for commuters in our region to come together and unite. Commuter Club can match you with carpoolers living and working near you, give you free bus passes and assist you in your daily commute options. Employees who live or work in Glenwood Springs or Aspen can participate.

Look for more information regarding Commuter Club in the near future. Information will be available on the city’s Web site and through your employer or the Glenwood Springs chamber. Participating in Commuter Club can make your commute much easier, take cars off our roads and keep traffic moving during GAPP. If you have questions, please call 384-6437.

You can download a map of the city’s bus routes and schedule from the city’s Web site. Please visit and look under the transportation pages. For information about bus schedules, purchasing bus passes, registering to find carpool partners or other alternative transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail

Construction updates

The water department will be installing a new main-line water valve at 702 Midland Ave. on Aug. 3. We will have traffic single-laned through the construction area. Flaggers will be on site. Work won’t start until 9:15 a.m. and should be done by 3 p.m.

The water department will also be televising and cleaning storm sewers at the 114 exit in West Glenwood during the week of Aug. 2. Traffic should not be disrupted, but keep an eye on the crews who will be working.

The electric department will be installing conduit at Columbia Court, Princeton Circle and Harvard Lane in the Oasis Creek Subdivision. Work will take place over the next two weeks. Traffic should not be disrupted, but be aware there are crews working.

Melissa Laeser is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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