Final open house today before bridge closure – Colorado News

Final open house today before bridge closure – Colorado News

Rumors are common as big moments approach.

So it is that knocking down some misinformation that’s been floating around on social media and other unofficial forums is on the agenda for bridge project officials to clarify Tuesday evening when the Colorado Department of Transportation hosts its second and final community open house before the Grand Avenue bridge officially closes.

• Midland Avenue between Eighth and 27th streets will not be closed during the detour, though that stretch will be strongly discouraged as a Glenwood Springs through route and would likely take longer than staying on the detour, bridge project officials continue to emphasize.

• And nothing has changed with regards to the length of time the north Midland/Eighth Street detour to Interstate 70 Exit 114 will be in place, which remains 95 calendar days starting Aug. 14, unless weather or some other unforeseen circumstances throw the schedule off.

Tuesday’s forum is it, the last chance to hear all of the detour details and get all those last-minute questions answered in a public forum before the detour goes into effect.

The open house takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. A drop-in informational session will start at 4:30 p.m., with a formal presentation to follow.

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Kathleen Wanatowicz, project public information manager for the joint-venture general contractor Granite-Wadsworth, said the presentation will be offered a second time for any late arrivals.

The detour presentation and all print materials will also be given in Spanish in an effort to engage the area’s Latino population, which makes up a big percentage of daily…

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