PROJECT BULLETIN

  • Crews are wrapping up final phase three work including the 8th Street bus shelters.
  • There are no further Power Plant detours. A big thank you to the community for your patience as we wrap up the final work of phase three.
  • RFTA will continue BRT service at the Maroon Creek roundabout stops and 4th Street stops until Thanksgiving Day.
  • RFTA service of the 8th Street bus stops is anticipated to begin on or before Thanksgiving Day, pending final work.

We appreciate your patience as we make progress on this dynamic project. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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.