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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
CDOT

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.

Valley Roundup: A year in review- Dec. 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

This week, we look back at the defining news events of 2017.

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.

 

 

The Grand Avenue Bridge opens ahead of schedule

Nov 6, 2017
Aspen Public Radio

Thousands gathered on the freshly striped deck of the new Grand Avenue Bridge on Monday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

More bridge projects in Glenwood?

Oct 5, 2017
Elise Thatcher

As the Grand Avenue Bridge project nears its halfway point, Glenwood Springs is thinking about other bridges to build or repair.

RFTA

A bus route between Parachute and Glenwood Springs is more popular than ever. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) dramatically increased its Hogback route for the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

rfta.com

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.

Grand Avenue Bridge Project

The old Grand Avenue Bridge has a concrete pier sitting in the middle of the Colorado River.

Some overnight parking okay at Intercept Lot

Aug 24, 2017

Construction crews and others can now park their vehicles overnight at the Brush Creek and Highway 82 Intercept Lot. This is to help ease congestion in Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue Bridge construction.

Valley Roundup for Aug. 18, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Taking down the old Grand Avenue Bridge is proving more difficult than expected. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, David Krause, editor of the Aspen Times, and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Snowmass Sun and the Aspen Times.

 

 

Kathleen Wanatowicz, PR STUDIO

Before there’s a new Grand Avenue Bridge, crews need to get rid of the old one. This project has seen some surprises right out of the gate, considering part of the old bridge collapsed on Tuesday night as crews worked to dismantle it.

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.  

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Aug. 11, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me this week are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News. I’m Carolyn Sackariason and you are listening to Valley Roundup, an analysis and commentary of the week’s news with writers and editors. We continue our conversation with Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

 

 

Part of bridge detour in place Thursday

Aug 9, 2017
CDOT

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

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

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.

CDOT

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.

Temporary housing offered to commuters

Jul 18, 2017
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen is coming up with solutions to support businesses affected by the upcoming Glenwood Springs Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

CDOT

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

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be busy this summer improving road conditions up and down the valley, which means that commuters will have to feel some pain first. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Aspen Times Editor David Krause, along with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and the Snowmass Sun.

 

 

CDOT

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.

Valley Roundup, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me this week are Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, in the studio, along with Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent via Skype.

 

Aspen police are looking for an unidentified suspect who ran into an art gallery and slashed a $3 million painting.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

 The ski industry saw a slight increase over last season but there’s still plenty of room for growth. Meanwhile, Glenwood Springs is dealing with its own growing pains. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason via Skype this morning on Valley Roundup is Carla Jean Whitley, features editor at Glenwood Post Independent, along with Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander and Aspen Daily News contributing editor Madeleine Osberger in the studio.

 

 

 

 

Valley Roundup, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A new seven-month challenge aimed at keeping drivers off the road during construction of the Grand Avenue Bridge launched Monday.

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