PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Gondola Plaza Work and Road Closure to Begin April 21
Christoff, Senior Project Engineer, City of Aspen at 544-3143 or
– April 14, 2014 – The City of Aspen
is beginning road and sidewalk construction at the Gondola Plaza intersection
on Monday, April 21. The work is meant
to improve pedestrian and motorist safety, enhance ADA access and promote
stormwater quality. The intersection at E.
Durant Ave. and S. Hunter St. will be closed for the duration of the work,
which is estimated to run through the first week of June. Construction will take place Monday through
Friday with an occasional Saturday. Advanced warning signs will alert motorists on
Hunter and Durant a block before the closure.
The following RFTA bus routes will be re-routed to accommodate
construction: RFTA inbound buses, Hunter Creek, Mountain Valley Dial-A-Ride and
Crews will provide pedestrian and traffic control
measures while the work is completed. A
full closure of the intersection was determined to be the most effective method
for maintaining a safe work environment and providing the highest quality
finished product for the community.
of the improvements include:
intersection creating a visual connection between Gondola Plaza and Hunter
expansions to each corner and Gondola Plaza to improve sight disturbances and
shorten pedestrian crossing distances
Gardens at bulb-outs to promote “green” stormwater management of runoff
paving and colored concrete bands to carry pavement character of Gondola Plaza
throughout intersection and create a pedestrian friendly area
For project questions please
call the Engineering Department at 920-5080.