Grand Avenue Bridge Project Will Review Design Details at Second Round of Meetings

April 4, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS – On April 9 and 10, the Grand Avenue Bridge project team will hold the second round of meetings with two project groups on the design details of architectural, landscaping, and urban design features of several key project elements that affect the user experience.

The project team will present revisions they have made to the design details based on input received at the initial meetings held March 13 and 14, and at a City Council Workshop on April 3. After these meetings, the project team will use this input to help complete the design for the finishes.

The Design Elements Issue Task Force will reconvene on April 9. One Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) meeting is planned for the afternoon of April 10 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. The SWG meeting is a workshop format where the project design team will lead focused discussions, rather than an open house format. Topics will cover the elevator and stairs layout, the area under the Grand Avenue Bridge, the new pedestrian bridge and Grand Avenue Bridge, treatments at the I-70 interchange area, and the pedestrian/bicycle underpass connecting Two Rivers Trail to 6th Street.

Anyone interested in participating in the discussions at the SWG workshop is invited to contact Susan Jacobs of CDOT at 970-384-3335.

The presentation, exhibits, and summaries from the March meetings are posted at CDOT’s project website:

Those wanting to receive project updates can sign up via CDOT’s free message system by going to and clicking on green cell phone in the upper right hand side of the page. After signing in, scroll down to “Projects” and choose “SH 82 Aspen to Glenwood.”

The project is funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, a government-owned business entity within CDOT. The Colorado General assembly created the statewide Bridge Enterprise via Senate Bill 09-108, also known as FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Treatment and Economic Recovery purpose of the Bridge Enterprise is to complete designated bridge projects that involve the financing, repair, reconstruction and replacement of bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor” by CDOT.