Current & Upcoming Construction Projects
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Most Notable Projects:

➤  Railroad Ave & 3rd Street - reconstruction

Document links:

Construction Update (4/12) 

  • Access to 2nd Street is closed from Railroad Ave. west but is open from West Ave. This closure will remain in place for several weeks.
  • Sidewalk demolition and reconstruction beginning this week on west 3rd St. Impacted businesses have been contacted and the construction schedule communicated.
  • Work on east 3rd. St. is now scheduled to begin the week of April 19.
  • The parking area north of the Rifle House is open. Please use alley access from West Ave.

Construction Update (4/8) 

  • Crews will not need to shut off the water this week as originally planned. Access to 2nd Street is closed from Railroad Ave. west but open from West Ave.
  • There will be continued intermittent work on west 3rd St. so please pay attention to the traffic control and signage at this location. Flaggers are positioned daily to help children walking from Rifle Middle School to cross on West Ave. The city has adjusted signal timing at Centennial to assist with traffic flow.
  • Work still slated to begin on east 3rd. St. April 12.

Contacts for Questions & feedback:

  • Questions or feedback can be directed to the hotline at 970-987-7293 or can also be sent to a new email set up for the project

➤  Centennial Parkway Bridge - decking replacement

  • The Centennial Parkway Bridge is the old Highway 6 bridge that crosses Rifle Creek. The bridge was constructed circa 1958 and the decking is in need of replacement. The project will require the closure of the bridge while being replaced. Construction crews will begin mobilizing in December, but closures will not take place until after the holidays on January 4th, 2021. The bridge will remain closed until its completion which is expected to be in April. Local traffic should use Second Street as an alternative route. All Commercial Traffic shall use I-70 to exit 87 then proceed to the Highway 13 bypass.

➤  Xcel Energy Gas Line work on Railroad 

  • Earlier this month Xcel Energy responded to an emergency gas leak on Railroad Ave between Be Healthy Be Fit Bistro and Alpine Bank. During this repair, Xcel Energy noted additional deficiencies in the system that needed to be addressed. Emergency funds have been accessed to address the issues throughout the downtown area.
  • Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 Xcel Energy will begin work on Railroad Avenue near 5th Street and progress to the alleyways throughout the downtown area. Work is expected to take several months to complete. During this time traffic on Railroad Ave will be routed into the center lane to maintain two-way traffic flow, but may result in slowing.
  • While this work was not planned, it is imperative that these repairs be completed. Please be patient and use alternative routes when possible.

➤  I-70 Gateway Beautification Project

  • The I-70 gateway bOfframp After Opens in new windoweautification project will begin this month. Design planning for the I-70 interchange has been ongoing since 2010. The goal of the original plan was to create a clean look for the roundabouts and a welcoming entrance into the City. Early estimates for improvements were over four million dollars. A new design has been generated which will cost a small fraction of that original amount. The final design includes lighting and landscaping at all corners of the intersection.
  • Images of the I-70 Gateway renderings can be seen here: