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Transportation Responsibility & You

Sabrina HarrisSpecial to the Post Independent

The city of Glenwood Springs is asking the community for traffic calming visions for Grand Avenue. Dan Burden and Troy Russ, consultants from Walkable Communities Inc., hosted a series of focus sessions and a community workshop Tuesday. Today the team will lead small groups of participants in a table design workshop at the city council chambers at City Hall from 1:15-5:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to have community members share their thoughts, concerns and ideas with the consultant team to solve our traffic problem on Grand Avenue, then put their solutions down on working maps. After gathering the communitys input, Dan will present his findings at his final charrette presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the city council chambers.

Midland Avenue and Eighth Street are now open for travel between downtown and the West Glenwood area, including the Community Center. Traffic will use the short detour around the intersection to facilitate the ongoing construction work. This route is expected to remain open for about two more weeks, when it will be necessary to close it down for another short period to complete more of the intersection work. Midland will remain closed south of Eighth Street for the rest of the summer.Work continues on Phase 2 of the roundabout construction at the west Glenwood Interstate 70 interchange. Construction of the roundabouts on each side of the interchange is under way. Two-way traffic (one lane in each direction) will be maintained on Highway 6 & 24. The traffic signal at the Mel Ray Road intersection has been taken out of service. Traffic through this area is being routed about 200 feet west onto a temporary detour route. The westbound on- and off-ramps will remain open to traffic. A detour at the bottom of the westbound off-ramp connects directly to Highway 6 to detour traffic around the north roundabout construction area. The on-ramp to eastbound I-70 has reopened to traffic. All interstate ramps are now available for use. Access to all businesses near the interchange will remain open.Midland Avenue traffic will continue to be detoured onto Wulfsohn Road at the Glenwood Meadows project for several days. For updates on these construction projects, visit the city Web site at and click on the Construction Alerts link.Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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