Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists
Friday, May 31
Westbound motorists to use Power Plant detour via 6th Street 7-11 a.m.
On Friday, May 31, the City of Aspen will be making a temporary repair to pavement peel on the Castle Creek Bridge. Westbound (downvalley) traffic on the Castle Creek Bridge will be detoured via Power Plant Rd. from approximately 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastbound (upvalley) traffic will continue to use Castle Creek Bridge with intermittent holds for outbound buses.
During this time, crews will use hot mix patch asphalt to make temporary repairs to the pavement peel in the westbound lane near the west side of the bridge. Delays are anticipated. Follow flagger instructions and signage. Schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
“By addressing the pavement peel with a temporary patch, the city and CDOT can take necessary time to ensure the chosen solution is the best approach while preventing further damage,” said Pete Rice, Senior Project Manager for the City of Aspen engineering department.
Street parking along 6th Street will be temporarily closed during detour operations. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) buses and school buses will be exempted from the detour and will be staged on 7th Street. At intermittent times, traffic control will stop inbound traffic to allow for the buses to cross the bridge.
It is anticipated that construction crews will return to the area in September, weather depending, for approximately three days to install a permanent fix that will be a coordinated effort between City of Aspen and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Downvalley Traffic (Outbound) Detour Route – May 31
Westbound traffic will be detoured onto 6th Street to Smuggler to Power Plant Rd and out to CO 82 via Cemetery Lane. See map below. Schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.