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Glenwood South Bridge Environmental Assessment

The purpose of the South Bridge Project is to provide a critical second access between SH 82 and the western side of the Roaring Fork River in the south Glenwood Springs area. This new route would improve emergency evacuation, emergency service access, and local land use access.

This secondary access would respond to the previous 2005 congressional earmark for the Glenwood Springs South Bridge (new, off-system bridge), Public Law 109-59, 109th Congress.

Use the links to the left to learn more about the project and how you can participate. Many documents on this site are in PDF format. Download the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

Status of the Environmental Assessment

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the South Bridge Project was recently signed and is available for public and agency review. The South Bridge EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and includes:

  • Definition of the purpose and need for the project.
  • Description of a range of reasonable transportation alternatives considered, including the Preferred Alternative.
  • Evaluation of potential social, economic, historical, and environmental impacts of proposed improvements.
  • Definition of measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate negative impacts.
  • Description of public involvement and input to decision-making.

All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the EA during the public comment and review period, which has been extended to Friday, December 6, 2013.

Where and How to Review the EA

The South Bridge EA can be downloaded at the following link:
South Bridge Environmental Assessment.

A hard copy of the EA is also available for viewing at several locations (see below).

Written comments will be accepted through Friday, December 6, 2013, as follows:

Wendy Swan
Administrative Assistant
City of Glenwood Springs Engineering Department
101 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-8582 (attn. Wendy Swan)


Oral Comments will be only accepted at the Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., and will be recorded by a court reporter.

Next Steps

  • Project team conducts public review and comment period.
  • FHWA issues separate Decision Document, completing the EA process. The document will include responses to comments received on the EA.

Questions about the public comment period or the EA may be directed to Wendy Swan at the City of Glenwood Springs at (970) 384-6435.

Environmental Assessment Viewing Locations

City of Glenwood Springs
Engineering Department
101 West 8th Street, 2nd Floor
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Garfield County
108 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Glenwood Springs Branch Library
815 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3607

CDOT Region 3
Glenwood Residency
202 Centennial Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

CDOT Region 3
222 South 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

CDOT Library
4021 E. Arkansas Ave.,
Shumate Building
Denver, CO 80222

FHWA Colorado Division Office
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 180
Lakewood, CO 80228

Last updated November 21, 2013

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