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3 generations of Hubbards in Glenwood Springs, 3 Grand Avenue bridges

June 21, 2018 — Glenwood Springs will, once again, witness bridge history on Friday. The brand new Grand Avenue Bridge — gateway to a city known for its defiant, roaring history a la Doc Holliday to the more serene hot springs — will officially be dedicated with a special

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Topping off the new gateway to Glenwood Springs

June 18, 2018 — A lot has changed since 1953, the year laborers broke ground on the old Grand Avenue bridge in Glenwood Springs. For one, Daniel Issaac J. Thornton no longer serves as governor of Colorado as he did during the old bridge's construction. Instead, this Friday, June

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Drainage concerns delay ped bridge transfer to city

January 17, 2018 — Concerns that the elevator tower serving the new Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge at Seventh Street could be inundated with water during a major flood event has led to some extra storm drainage engineering to make sure that doesn't happen. However, the additional work has also

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Two new Grand Avenue Bridge project-related openings today

December 12, 2017 — Grand Avenue Bridge Project officials have opened two new functional elements at the south end of the new bridge that will help with pedestrian access and parking. The north crosswalk at the intersection of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue is now open, the project team

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Glenwood’s new Grand Avenue bridge is open!

November 6, 2017 — Mark the date and time in history – 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. The new Grand Avenue bridge is officially open. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new bridge deck attended by upwards of 3,000 people and a community walk across the bridge to Eighth

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Detour to roll back now that bridge is open

November 5, 2017 — Crews anticipate opening the new Grand Avenue bridge late tonight or early tomorrow. Because of the variables in weather, an exact time and number of lanes is not confirmed. Our team is excited to move forward with the opening but would like to remind you

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Commuter success stories during detour

October 22, 2017 — This week, we reached out via our email list and Facebook page, asking people to nominate commuters who have significantly changed their habits during the detour. We received an overwhelming number of responses, so this will be the first of two Answer Man columns to

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Traffic signals ahead for 6th and Laurel roundabout

October 15, 2017 — If you've been to the Sixth and Laurel interchange, you know that there is more than a bridge being built in this 95-day detour period. Work on the Sixth and Laurel roundabout is moving toward completion, and crews have begun to install the traffic signals

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Stay comfortable biking while cutting detour traffic

October 14, 2017 — Wind, rain or sunshine, Clare Fuller has a system down pat. Fuller commutes by bicycle from her West Glenwood home to Alpine Bank on 23rd Street from May to November, and as weather permits on days between. "I'm pretty into trying to save this planet,

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Temporary closings of exits, pedestrian bridge this weekend as part of bridge project

October 12, 2017 — As work on the bridge nears one month until reopening, temporary closings will take place this weekend. From 10 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning, the I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp will be closed. Crews will be working on traffic signals at that

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Second concrete pour for bridge set Friday-Saturday

October 11, 2017 — A second critical concrete pour for the new Grand Avenue bridge deck is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Crews will pour the remaining section of traffic bridge deck, from the steel girders to the existing concrete connection. "Concrete pump trucks will

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When new bridge opens, traffic restrictions will be needed for a while

October 9, 2017 — Opening the new Grand Avenue bridge to a lane of traffic in each direction will not be a simple matter of "flipping the switch," says one of the lead engineers on the two-year-long, $126 million bridge replacement project. Even if the bridge opens on schedule

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From our readers: Let’s name the new bridge

October 9, 2017 — Last Wednesday, we asked readers what they would name the new Grand Avenue bridge. It was all in good fun, just a way to distract from traffic headaches. We got a lot of interesting answers though. Any you would add to the list below? Bridgezilla

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CDOT: Thanks to everyone for fighting traffic

October 8, 2017 — The detour traffic numbers have come in, and we are short of our original goal. An average 22 percent reduction in traffic has been achieved during the detour. It may not be the 35 percent reduction we set as a goal, but it's almost two-thirds

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Editorial: Find a friend for the cold, dark detour days

October 8, 2017 — Traffic statistics provided last week generally pass the eyeball test, showing that the Grand Avenue bridge detour is carrying about 26 percent less traffic during the morning rush than pre-closure estimates, with an 18 percent reduction in the afternoon. These stats, which are a snapshot,

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Exit 116 EB on-ramp closed starting Wednesday through Sept. 30

September 19, 2017 — The Interstate 70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp in Glenwood Springs will be closed starting this Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 30, according to Colorado Department of Transportation Grand Avenue Bridge Project officials. In the meantime, motorists wanting to go east toward Denver on I-70

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It’s more than just a bridge project

September 17, 2017 — If you have been over the pedestrian bridge lately, you've seen all the activity going on for construction of the new traffic bridge. What you might not have seen is the work going on over at the Sixth and Laurel intersection. The new roundabout is

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Last month’s old bridge collapse still under review

September 13, 2017 — State transportation officials continue to review an Aug. 15 incident in which a 64-year-old pier unexpectedly gave out during demolition of the southernmost section of the old Grand Avenue bridge. No one was injured and no property damage resulted when the 210-foot span of girders,

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Avoiding peak times seen as key to Glenwood shopping

September 13, 2017 — Convincing area consumers that Glenwood Springs is not a complete traffic jam 24/7 and correcting misinformation quickly are two ways to reinforce the "open for business" message Glenwood merchants are trying desperately to maintain. In particular, the best time to get to and from Glenwood

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Colorado River is open for recreation activities

September 6, 2017 — Update, Sept. 11: The Colorado River is open for all recreation activities. Sept. 6: The Colorado River beneath the Grand Avenue bridge will remain closed to rafting and other recreation activities today, and possibly Thursday, due to the ongoing bridge construction overhead. According to project

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