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Posted on: March 30, 2018

CONE ZONES: Castle Creek Bridge Work in Aspen

On Monday, April 2, the City of Aspen begins their Castle Creek Bridge and Hallam Street project that may impact those who commute to Aspen.


This construction is not occurring in Glenwood Springs. However, construction beginning on April 2 in Aspen may impact individuals traveling and commuting to Aspen. 


Project construction is set to begin on Monday, April 2 with traffic and pedestrian detours. One lane is needed on both the bridge and Hallam Street for construction access and work. Significant traffic delays in Aspen are anticipated during peak travel times for both inbound and outbound traffic. (Detour route information listed below).


Construction Information:
Crews will be working on the Castle Creek Bridge, Hallam Street and 7th Street. Equipment and materials will be staged on 7th Street, 8th Street and the Marolt Open Space. Working hours will be from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday and some Saturdays


Traffic Delays:
Significant traffic delays are anticipated during peak travel times for both inbound and outbound traffic. Peak times for inbound traffic (southbound/eastbound) is 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. for outbound traffic (northbound/westbound).


Detour Routes (dates are approximate and are subject to change):
[April 2-8] Day: Inbound traffic on CO-82/Hallam Street, right on 7th Street, left on Main St., outbound traffic from Main Street to 5th Street, left on Smuggler to Power Plant Road, left on Cemetery Lane to CO-82. Periodic holds on inbound traffic for outbound RFTA. / Night & Weekend: Normal traffic configuration with lane closures


[April 9 – May 6] Day & Night: Inbound traffic on Hallam to 6th Street (one way), outbound on 5th Street (one way) to Hallam Street/CO-82


[May 7 – June 11] Day: Inbound traffic on CO-82/Hallam Street, right on 7th Street, left on Main St., outbound traffic from Main Street to 5th Street, left on Smuggler to Power Plant Road, left on Cemetery Lane to CO-82. Periodic holds on inbound traffic for outbound RFTA. / Night & Weekend: Inbound traffic on CO-82/Hallam Street, right on 7th Street, left on Main St., outbound traffic from Main Street to 5th Street, left on Smuggler, left on 8th St., right to CO-82


[June 12 – August 12] Day & Night: Normal traffic configuration


[August 13 – October] Day: Inbound traffic on CO-82/Hallam Street, right on 7th Street, left on Main St., outbound traffic from Main Street to 5th Street, left on Smuggler to Power Plant Road, left on Cemetery Lane to CO-82. Periodic holds on inbound traffic for outbound RFTA. / Night & Weekend: Normal traffic configuration with lane closures.


Pedestrian and Cyclist Detour:
A pedestrian and cyclist detour via Marolt Open Space Trail is anticipated to be in effect for the duration of the project including the no work period. On the detour maps, the official pedestrian detour is marked in light green. Pedestrians entering Aspen will detour just before the Castle Creek Bridge onto the Marolt Open Space Trail. Pedestrians and cyclist wishing to cross CO-82 on the west side of the Castle Creek Bridge should use the underpass at Bugsy Barnard Park to access the trail. For access into town, from the trail, turn onto Hopkins Avenue and left at 4th Street. Pedestrians and cyclists wishing to cross Main Street are urged to cross at 4th Street with the use of the rapid flashing beacon. Please follow detour signage.


Bus Information:
The RFTA bus stop at 8th Street (inbound and outbound) will close on April 2 and relocate to the 4th and Main Street stop. It is anticipated that the 8th Street stop will be closed for the duration of this project. Additional anticipated bus stop closures: 7th Street, 6th Street and 2nd Street (outbound).


The RFTA BRT buses will temporarily add the Maroon Creek Kiss-n-Ride as an inbound BRT stop and the roundabout stop as an outbound BRT stop.


RFTA bus service is free from the Brush Creek Intercept Lot through Aspen. There will be additional buses running between Rubey Park and the Brush Creek Intercept lot Monday-Friday during peak morning and evening commute hours beginning May 1. Parking at all RFTA Park and Ride locations including the Intercept Lot and Buttermilk is free. Buses do not have to take the Power Plant detour and will be the fastest way to get around and out of town.


Emergency Services and Safety Message:
Motorists are reminded to move over for EMS. Anyone who blocks emergency services vehicles is subject to citation and fines. Blocking intersections will not be tolerated. Be aware, follow detour signage and flagger instruction.


CMVs:
All commercial vehicles must use CDOT permitting office for wide load restrictions. There is a length restriction in place for the Power Plant Road detours. Over length loads will be flagged to a staging area to cross the bridge when exiting Aspen.


Public Information:
Sign up for project news and updates by visiting the project website, castlecreekbridge.com or by contacting the project information team via call, text or email. Project background, maps and other helpful information is available to view on castlecreekbridge.com.


Website: http://castlecreekbridge.com
Email: info@castlecreekbridge.com
Hotline (call or text): 970-618-5379

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