Detours into and out of Aspen change Friday |

Detours into and out of Aspen change Friday

Staff report

Detours for motorists coming in and out of Aspen will significantly change on Friday, and will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Crews were able to finish the first phase of the Castle Creek Bridge construction project early and are moving onto the next one. That will require inbound vehicles to go over the bridge, continue on Hallam Street and turn right on to Sixth Street and then Main. This will allow crews to tear up the road south of the S-curves for utility work and other improvements.

Outbound traffic will go from Main Street to Fifth to Hallam and out of town over the bridge.

Significant traffic delays are anticipated during peak travel times for both inbound and outbound traffic.

Crews will work from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. Weather permitting, it is anticipated that crews will work this Saturday. The new detour will continue to be in effect through nights and over the weekends. Outbound motorists are urged to use both lanes until the merge point.

Emergency service vehicles will use the same routes as general traffic. Motorists are reminded to move over for all emergency vehicles.

For more information, log onto or by emailing, or calling or texting to (970) 618-5379.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.


Basalt, Pitkin County won’t subsidize recycling center in 2020

November 11, 2019

Pitkin County and Basalt have been subsidizing the public drop-off recycling center in Basalt since 2015. Pitkin County informed Basalt it won’t contribute any longer. Basalt says it can’t provide the entire subsidy required by private company Waste Management. The future of the popular facility is in doubt.

See more