Frequently Asked Questions

When possible, avoid peak times (6:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.), and take advantage of other travel options (see below). There is no silver bullet or secret route. If you are commuting through Glenwood, stick to the detour. Your commute time ultimately depends on how many people voluntarily change their habits.

Designated carpool and transit parking will be available along the Hogback route from Parachute to Glenwood Springs. Look for Grand Avenue bridge signage. City public lots will be open, and street parking will be available. Public carpool parking is also available in each zone.

When approaching Exit 114 from the west, eastbound I-70 will have a right "Exit Only" lane and a left "through lane." Vehicles trying to cut the exit-only line from the designated through Lane will be sent through to Exit 116 to turn around at the interchange.

Exit 116 will remain open with one lane in each direction, but will provide no access to CO 82. Midland Avenue will remain open from Eighth Street to 27th Street, but signal timing will favor the detour route, so please use Midland only if you are a resident. Pedestrians should cross only in designated crosswalks and must be alert in the downtown area.

Two priority areas will be open only to EMS, transit and permitted vanpools. General traffic on CO 82 from 27th Street to Eighth Street will be in a one-lane configuration for general traffic (left lane). The right lane is for EMS, transit and permitted vanpools only. Wulfsohn Road (behind Glenwood Meadows) is also for EMS, transit and permitted vanpools only.

Safety message: Be aware, don't block intersections and move over for EMS.

Bicycle routes and rules, free RFTA routes and carpool information are available on our website at

The squareabout along the detour route in downtown was designed for semis to navigate the route. There will be no parking on Eighth Street, or on Colorado Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets to make room for semis to turn.

The first Colorado River closures are scheduled for Aug. 14 for approximately five to 10 days. A daily conference call will be held at 3 p.m. to discuss the status of the river.

To provide relief to motorists and the community as soon as possible, the new traffic bridge will open with two lanes—one lane moving in either direction—after a projected 95 days. The new traffic bridge will remain in the two-lane configuration for 30-60 days while the contractor works toward building and opening the outer lanes.

With a project this size, it is easy for misinformation to spread. Please remember that accurate information is found on the Grand Avenue bridge official platforms:

If you have a question, be sure to reach out.

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal