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Old 08-01-2017   #1
 
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Glenwood Springs Colorado River, Bridge and River Closures

Colorado River put-in closures begin on Aug. 14.
Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins will be closed 24/7 beginning Aug. 14 for approximately 10 days.

Permitted commercial guides with vehicle permits will be authorized to run doubles from Shoshone to Grizzly Creek during this time. The Shoshone (Exit 123) and Grizzly Creek (Exit 121) rest areas will be closed during this time. These closures are round-the-clock until deconstruction of the traffic bridge is complete.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 11, the GAB team will host a daily 3 p.m. river status conference call.
Call-in number: 218-339-7800
Access Code: 230 0335
The hotline voicemail and project Facebook page will also be updated daily with the river status.

Steel Girder Erection (end-August to early-September)
At the end of August to early-September, crews will begin setting the remaining steel tub girders over the Colorado River. The girder erection schedule requires approximately ten continuous days of Colorado River put-in closures. Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins will be closed to private river trips.

Permitted commercial guides with vehicle permits will be authorized to run doubles from Shoshone to Grizzly Creek during this time. The Shoshone (Exit 123) and Grizzly Creek (Exit 121) rest areas will be closed during this time. These closures are round-the-clock until steel girders are set.

Safety Message
Remember to stay river right approaching the GAB. Crews have built the north and south causeways and the river is restricted approaching the bridge. During the put-in closures, flaggers will be managing traffic control. Call or text 970-618-9897 before you float.

Project Contact Information
Hotline Call or Text: 970-618-9897
Email: [email protected]
Web: grandavebridge.codot.gov
Facebook: facebook.com/GrandAveBridgeProject

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And here it comes.....
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Old 08-02-2017   #3
 
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Wait....What? Bullshit.
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That's fucked off. I pay taxes too. What's the reasonable explanation that commercials can still operate, but privates cannot? Running Shoshone laps doesn't even bring me near that bridge.


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Are you saying that they'll be closed to private boaters but not to commercials?

Please clarify.
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Old 08-02-2017   #7
 
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"erection schedule requires approximately ten continuous days"
I thought anything over 4 hours was really bad.
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Email sent. Hopefully I'm reading this wrong but can't believe they would both do this smack dab in the middle of peak Shoshone time (as other rivers start to fade) and give preferential access to commercial boaters.
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Props to watermonkey for the funniest response on the Buzz I've seen in awhile!
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So now that deconstruction of the steel superstructure is complete and we are on day 8 of the 5-10 day river closure period, when does CDOT intend to give private boaters the opportunity to run Shoshone again?
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