The City of Glenwood Springs held a community meeting from 6:30pm to 8pm on Nov. 16, 2016, at the Community Center to discuss alternatives for the replacement of the 27th Street Bridge.
The presentation included an overview of the project background, design alternatives, potential community impacts and possible construction timelines. The City and design team, AMEC Foster Wheeler, are accepting written questions from the community through Nov. 18.
AMEC Foster Wheeler was selected as the Design Consultant for the project in April. AMEC initially analyzed 21 possible alignments for the bridge replacement with both roundabout and signaled intersections at 27th and South Grand Avenue. Analysis and meetings with the adjacent property owners/neighbors and the Colorado Department of Transportation identified four viable alternatives for the alignment. One of the alignments ultimately was eliminated due to cost concerns and the potential impact on adjacent neighbors.
Plans of the three remaining alternatives are available online and in the Engineering Department upon request. To view the plans, please email Assistant City Engineer Jessica Bowser.
Written comments will be accepted at the meeting and emailed questions will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 18. City Council will review the community comments and recommendation from the Transportation Commission at the Dec. 1 Council Meeting.
Completion of the design and environmental process to replace the 27th Street Bridge is anticipated in 2017. The approved 2017 Budget includes $1,202,854 in funding for the project, of which $620,828 is Federal Highway Administration off-system bridge funding.
Construction on the project could start by summer/fall of 2018, depending on funding availability.
A pdf of the presentation is available at http://cogs.us/DocumentCenter/View/1528