castle creek bridge

City of Aspen

A forecast of winter weather is changing the work schedule on the Castle Creek bridge in Aspen. 

Work that was to be finished Friday will now be delayed until next week. 


Tuesday crews finished up putting new asphalt across the bridge. But instead of continuing with concrete and bridge joint repair Wednesday and Thursday, that work will now be delayed until Monday Oct. 14 and Tuesday Oct 15. 

City of Aspen

The Castle Creek Bridge in Aspen will be undergoing construction from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11. Operations will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to mill both lanes of the bridge and lay new asphalt.

Westbound, or down valley, traffic on the bridge will be detoured via 6th Street to Power Plant Road. Eastbound, or up valley, traffic will still use the Castle Creek Bridge, but with delays. 

Castle Creek Detour Returns During Busy Fall

Sep 7, 2018

The Castle Creek Bridge project resumed after Labor Day; commuters are facing another two months of detours after the project to improve the bridge and Hallam Street took a summer break.

Valley Roundup - April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018

This week on Valley Roundup, the debate between Eagle county and Pitkin county rages on, Red Mountain homeowners are proposing to donate open space, Aspen teacher will stay in class amid Denver protests, and we will continue to hear updates about the Castle Creek bridge saga.

Castle Creek Bridge detour returns Monday

Apr 24, 2018
Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Castle Creek Bridge team will host monthly in-person open houses to update attendees on the project's progress. The first of these are on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Beginning Monday, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured, as the city works to improve its trail system. It’s the most significant construction project on city infrastructure in years, and some residents are concerned about both costs and impacts.


Beginning next month, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured as the city works to improve a popular bike path.

Courtesy of City of Aspen

A plan to widen the sidewalk on Castle Creek Bridge is on hold.

Traffic counters parked for local projects

Jul 12, 2016
Aspen Public Radio News

Two traffic counts for separate government projects have been measuring activity in and out of Aspen at peak drive times to gather data for local management plans.

Troy Tyler sits in the back of his pickup at the intersection at 8th and Smuggler in the West End, watching the long line of cars and trucks headed out of town. He pushes a button on handheld machine indicating the behavior of each car, biker, or pedestrian, and he does this hundreds of times over two hours.

The city of Aspen hosted an ice cream social at Bugsy Barnard Park Wed., June 1, to get feedback from the public about the new configuration of Castle Creek Bridge.