The Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project seeks to improve safety and function for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on the busiest street in Aspen, CO. Key project components include: a protected 8-foot-wide concrete trail, upgraded bus shelters, repaired roadway and improved intersections at both Seventh and Eighth Street. These improvements will increase user safety, promote multi-modal connectivity, upgrade our public transportation infrastructure and enhance corridor aesthetics.
SITE CHALLENGES & PROJECT BACKGROUND
In 2014, the City of Aspen identified the Castle Creek Bridge and Hallam Street corridor as a deficient link in Aspen’s bicycle and pedestrian network. Safe and efficient travel options for cyclists and pedestrians are limited through this area due to topographic, property, and geometric constraints. This is one of the top ten accident locations in the city. Most of the infrastructure between 7th Street and the west side of Castle Creek Bridge has received no significant upgrade since 1962 and many repairs are required. Through extensive public outreach, multiple connectivity studies and experiments, and conceptual planning the City of Aspen developed a project plan to address this critical connection.
MONTHLY UPDATE MEETINGS
The project team invites the community to participate in a monthly project update meeting occurring at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Sister Cities room at City Hall. Each meeting will cover upcoming work schedules and traffic impacts. Following the meetings, there will also be a conference call recap at 5 p.m.
The first meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 25 in the Sister Cities room at City Hall.
Session I: 11 a.m. | Session II: 4 p.m. | Conference Call: 5 p.m.
Conference Call Information: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/315961749
You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 315-961-749
Additional Meeting Dates: 5/23, 6/27*, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, and 10/24
*The June 27 meeting will just be the conference call at 5 p.m. On July 25, there will also be an 11 a.m. session.
Those unable to attend the meetings are encouraged to sign up for project update email to receive the latest project information and to reach out to the project team at any time with questions or concerns.