27th Street Bridge

Call the hotline to hear the latest traffic impact information: 970-618-5379. View the latest ConeZone updates under the news section on the City’s homepage (scroll down).

Ongoing Impacts

Whenever possible, crews are limiting work with traffic impacts to off peak hours. However, due to the dynamic nature of the construction activities and site constraints, intermittent lane closures on the bridge and S. Grand Ave. may be required during peak times.

Motorists should expect ongoing holds and bridge lane closures during off peak hours (before 7AM, between 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, and after 6 PM). Night work will occur frequently and is noticed via ConeZone email updates.

Construction may also occur on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 AM to 6 PM, as needed.

Do not block intersections or the roundabout and follow flagger instructions.

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27th Street Bridge Project Information
Phone: 970-618-5379 (call or text)
Activity Timeline
Soil Nail Walls for Abutment Completed
Micropile Construction Completed
Pedestrian Bridge Set Completed
Traffic Bridge Closure for Slide of New Bridge Completed
In-Water Dates per Specifications Completed
Roundabout Construction Completed
Pier Removal from Roaring Fork River Completed
Aesthetic Applications Ongoing
Punchlist Work Ongoing
Project Significant Completion February 2020
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony February 12, 2020 at 2 PM

Tips for Motorists

  • Plan extra travel time through the area especially during peak times. Delays have ranged between approximately 5 and 25 minutes and are intermittent in nature.
  • Do not block the roundabout and follow flagger instructions. This helps to keep traffic flowing.
  • Use alternate routes (CO-82). Midland Avenue should be used for local traffic only.
    • Walk, bike and carpool whenever possible. The fewer cars trying to get through the area will mean shorter delays.
    • Scheduled impacts are communicated via the ConeZone email update, city Facebook, city Twitter and the project phone. Tune in to your platform of choice to see the latest information.
    • All work is weather dependent and subject to change based on conditions encountered.

Project History

City Council approved the 27th Street Bridge project design services during construction and construction management contract at the regular August 2, 2018 City Council meeting. Council awarded the bridge design services during construction contract to Wood and construction management contract to HDR.

City of Glenwood Springs officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking on November 14, 2018. Construction is set to begin in early 2019. Once construction begins, this project is currently anticipated to last for 12-18 months.

Construction will implement a bridge slide and minimize impacts to traffic, pedestrians, utilities, and river users. The new vehicle bridge will be built adjacent to the existing bridge and then slid into place. A new and separate pedestrian bridge also will be built, and all bridge piers will be removed from the Roaring Fork River.

The City received a $950,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and a $500,000 grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District for the Construction of the 27th Street Bridge. Total grant funding for the replacement of this bridge is $3.18 million with almost $2.6 remaining for construction. As of March 2018, $620,828 of the Off-System Bridge funding had been utilized in the design with $1.1 million remaining for construction.

Ninety percent construction plans are available at cogs.us/DocumentCenter/View/3673

A PDF of design team AMEC Foster Wheeler's presentation from Nov. 16, 2016 is available at cogs.us/DocumentCenter/View/1528