Work to resume on new Park & Ride
It’s that time of the year again. The construction season is upon us, and contractors are preparing for another busy year. Their hopes are not to have the same shortage in material like they did during last year’s construction season. If you remember, the material shortage problem spanned throughout Colorado, and contractors couldn’t get their hands on common building items such as concrete and asphalt. This problem caused many construction projects to go through the winter season unfinished and the new West Glenwood Park & Ride became one of the many victims. Now with spring in the air, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has been working with their contractor to complete this project that’s been long overdue. The West Glenwood Park & Ride is conveniently located on Wulfsohn Road and Midland Avenue, across from Sopris Lighting. The first objective on the list is to finish paving the parking lot. However, this will require the contractor to close the Park & Ride to the public in order to finish the work. Starting Monday, April 17, those who are using RFTA’s new Park & Ride are asked to catch Ride Glenwood and RFTA at the Glenwood Meadows bus stops, just east of Chili’s restaurant. The contractor will need two to three weeks to complete the paving. Weather cooperating, the Park & Ride will reopen at the beginning of May.After completion, RFTA and Communities in Motion will host a grand opening to the new 60-space Park & Ride. Details of this event will be announced in the near future to invite the public to join in and celebrate such a great asset to the community. Thank you, RFTA, for making it so easy and convenient to catch the bus throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
The West Canyon Tree Farm should start landscaping the Eighth and Midland Avenue intersection in the next week or so. When completed, they will move over to the north roundabout at Exit 114.Work is progressing on the Sixth Street waterline project. Utility work should be completed in the next week. Once completed, the entire road will be repaved. Traffic control will be in place during construction hours, and some traffic delays can be expected in this area while work is being performed. Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for Glenwood Springs.
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