SH 82/Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment Comment Period has been Extended

November 26, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY/GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The SH 82/Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment (EA) was made available for a 30-day comment period beginning October 31, 2014.

In response to several requests, the comment period for the EA has been extended by 30 days to provide additional time for review and comment on the document. As a result of the extension, written comments on the EA may be submitted through Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Regarding the extension, CDOT officials noted the schedule is tight to allow the project to begin construction in fall 2015 as planned.  “However, providing more time to review the EA is consistent with our goal of ensuring that every voice is heard as part of the EA process.”

The EA is available for review at the following locations:

Colorado Department of Transportation Library
4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Shumate Building
Denver, CO 80222

Colorado Department of Transportation, Region
3222 South 6th Street, Room 317
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Colorado Department of Transportation
Region 3 Glenwood Residency
202 Centennial Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Glenwood Springs Branch Library (copies available for 24-hour checkout)
815 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

FHWA Colorado Division Office
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 180
Lakewood, CO 80228

The EA and technical reports are also available to view or download from the project website: Written comments can be provided at any time during the extended official public comment period that now ends on December 31, 2014 through the project website (, or by mail, fax, or email to Joe Elsen at the address below:

Joe Elsen, P.E.
Colorado Department of Transportation
202 Centennial Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Fax: 970.947.5133
[email protected]