Midland Avenue roundabout work set to begin in Glenwood
Aspen, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Construction on the $1.4 million 27th Street and Midland Avenue roundabout will begin next week.
The project is designed to relieve traffic congestion at the intersection. Detours will be in place to allow the contractor to complete the project without any additional detours.
Speed limits will be reduced in the construction area, and fines for speeding will be doubled.
Designated pedestrian paths will be available for people to get around the intersection safely.
The 27th Street and Midland Avenue intersection project, which was first planned to be completed in 2008, is expected to be completed this fall.
The project is a partnership between the city and Roaring Fork Lodge LLC, which plans to build a five-story, nearly 150,000-square-foot lodge adjacent to the intersection.
Roaring Fork Lodge LLC signed on to include the construction of the roundabout with its lodge project, but the city is funding the intersection. According to past reports, the Roaring Fork Lodge, planned at the former site of the Sunlight Racquet Club near the intersection, could be open as soon as spring 2010. Plans for the lodge include 40 luxury condominium units, 106 hotel rooms and 4,500 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom.
Roaring Fork Lodge Manager Terry Claassen could not be immediately reached for comment on when construction for the lodge was scheduled to begin.
Any questions about the project can be directed to the city of Glenwood Springs Engineering Department at 384-6435.
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