27th Street Bridge

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Construction activities for the 27th Street Bridge (also known as Sunlight Bridge) project will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2019. Crews will begin with mobilization, temporary shoring, and erosion control on the east and west sides of the bridge. Motorists should anticipate traffic control with periodic lane closures and holds for construction access; delays are anticipated.

Work is expected to take place throughout 2019 for this project, which includes the traffic bridge, pedestrian bridge, and the roundabout. The current 27th Street Bridge and pedestrian bridge will remain open until the replacement of the bridges occurs in summer 2019. Pedestrian and river access will largely remain open; however, there will be periodic holds and some full closures for critical overhead work later in 2019.

Business access will remain open. Follow flagger instructions and construction signage. There will be daily lane closures on both sides of the bridge. Motorists should also expect delays for travel along South Grand Ave. between 23rd Street and 29th Street. (Please note that CO-82 switches from Grand Ave. to Glen Ave. south of 23rd Street).

Work hours are generally Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect some weekend work (Saturdays and Sundays) and night work throughout the project.

In the summer of 2019, construction crews will build the new replacement bridge just south of the existing bridge. The old bridge will be deconstructed, and the new bridge will be slid into place. This technique, called a bridge slide, will minimize impacts to traffic, pedestrians, utilities, and river users while replacing the existing vehicle bridge. A new and separate pedestrian bridge also will be built to the north and all bridge piers will be removed from the Roaring Fork River.


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  1. Jessica Bowser

    Assistant City Engineer
    Phone: 970-384-6434

27th Street Bridge Project Information
27thStreetBridge@gmail.com
Phone: 970-618-5379 (call or text)