Grand Ave. Bridge

Inspectors say the 27th Street Bridge in Glenwood Springs is one of the worst in the state. It’s not dangerous, but it does need a replacement, which crews will start work on in 2019.

Eighth Street to close nightly for two weeks

Mar 18, 2018

Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs between Colorado and Grand Avenues will be closed every weekday night for the next two weeks for crews to put in new traffic signals.

Aspen Public Radio

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open and the 25,000. or so, vehicles that come in and out of Glenwood Springs everyday will no longer be rerouted onto Midland Avenue.

Hosts Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the news from the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.




Since the Grand Avenue Bridge closed on Aug. 14, we’ve been told to ride the bus, but how many of us have? The Roaring Fork Transportation Agency (RFTA) released numbers recently to help give us an answer.

The Reporter Two-Way: Business and the bridge

Sep 8, 2017
Flickr user, Hiroaki Protagonist

The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs has caused a lot of anxiety for businesses downtown.

Colorado Mountain College

A portion of the old Grand Avenue Bridge collapsed Tuesday night. Officials want to assure the public there’s a different plan for removing the I-70 side of the old bridge.

Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins are closing for 10 days, starting Monday.  Boaters need to find somewhere else to recreate, as only some commercial guides will still be able to use them.  

Part of bridge detour in place Thursday

Aug 9, 2017

Streets in downtown Glenwood Springs were repainted Wednesday night to get ready for Monday morning, when the Grand Avenue Bridge closes.

Eagle’s airport prepares for uptick in flights

Jul 30, 2017

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.


The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

Employers, employees prep for bridge closure

Jul 25, 2017
Aspen Public Radio

The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.


The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has presented nearly 60 times on Grand Avenue Bridge closure.


Glenwood Springs is preparing for the closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge. This week, there’s a preview of the road ahead, and it’s being repaved.

Grand Avenue Bridge project prepares for detour

Mar 30, 2017
Aspen Public Radio

Spring has arrived and construction on the Grand Avenue Bridge is busier than ever.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

Grand Avenue Bridge replacement moves into high gear

Mar 15, 2016
Elise Thatcher

Pedestrians no longer have their own bridge across the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. The popular mode of travel for getting from one side of town to the other is now a walkway, next to four lanes of traffic. Tourists and visitors appear to be embracing the new temporary connection.

Elise Thatcher

  Traffic will likely be affected dramatically today. Crews are working in Glenwood Canyon and taking down the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge.

Elise Thatcher

It’s “go” time for the Grand Avenue Bridge, and CDOT representatives say they’re doing everything possible to get the word out about the biggest regional construction project in decades.