No two winters are the same, but Garfield County Road and Bridge always strives to stay on top of winter maintenance. Each time there is a snow storm, the road and bridge employees try hard to follow an established protocol. Knowing this protocol may help residents clear up a few questions or misconceptions. Clearing roads generally consists of a two-step process.
A trail project linking the Riverview School and its surrounding neighborhoods south of Glenwood Springs is now officially open following four years of collaborate efforts. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday morning to highlight the completion of the Hardwick Bridge Trail, which spans from the Ironbridge and Westbank neighborhoods up to the Rio Grande Trail, and over to Riverview, creating a seamless connection. Garfield County teamed up with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), Roaring Fork Schools, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Ironbridge Homeowners Association, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and local neighbors to bring the Colorado Safe Routes to School
Garfield County has extended a closure of Red Canyon Road (County Road 115) for an additional 90 days due to dangerous conditions on the primitive, steep stretch between Highway 82 and the Spring Valley area. “We had a weather event where it started to rain and then it froze, after which we had snow fall on top of it,” said Garfield County Road and Bridge Director Wyatt Keesbery to the Board of County Commissioners. “This made it very, very icy. The condition of that road even in the summertime is not good.” CR 115 features a steep grade, narrow roadway,