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A heartfelt thank you to everyone for your cooperation. We have successfully realigned Highway 82 to its original alignment.


Phase 1 Complete:

  • 778 Cubic Yards of concrete

  • 82,250 Pounds of rebar

  • 3,171 Tons aggregate base course


Phase 1 Complete:

141 feet
of underpasses
dug so far


Phase 1 Complete:

2 successful
lane shifts
of State Highway 82


Phase 1 Complete:

226 people
with the average of 23 workers
per day

We finished Phase 1
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The RFTA 27th Street Project is located on CO HWY 82 and the intersection of RFTA 27th street station, in
Glenwood Springs. The project includes traffic impacts in Glenwood Springs, reconfiguration of the
Rio Grande Trail, drainage improvements and construction of two underpasses under 27th St and
CO HYW 82. 


Current Re-route maps,
alerts and updates.

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Re-route maps, alerts
and updates.


These alerts serve to inform RFTA riders about any changes to the bus route. To receive real-time RFTA service alerts. Create an account.

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  • I usually ride on the Rio Grande trail, How do I get from 23rd to 29th street?
    From the 23rd street intersection follow the clearly marked way finding and detour signs. The reroute will take you down Grand Ave. sidewalk to 29th street. Please see the map below.
  • Will RFTA have ADA Complementary Paratransit service for persons who have disabilities?
    Yes. It is a free service. Please call this number for more information (970) 384-4855.
  • Will there be any RFTA bus service delays?
    If there any delays at the RFTA 27th Street Station they will be posted on the the RFTA website. We recommend you also sign up for RFTA service alerts on
  • Can I go turn from HWY. 82 onto 27th Street and go to Blake Avenue?
    Due to winter weather conditions and to ensure the safety of RFTA Buses entering and exiting the RFTA Station, 27th Road from HWY 82 to Blake Street is temporarily closed until spring. Please utilize alternate routes. Note that when traveling north on Blake Street towards downtown, please be aware that the right-hand turn onto 27th Street is currently closed. Blake Street is accessible only to homes, apartments, or the RFTA parking lot in that direction.
  • I usually cross Highway 82/27th intersection to get to the 27th Street Transit station. Can I cross that intersection now?
    No. The 27th street intersection is closed. See image below for Rio Grande Detour Map.

Project Phases

Phase 1
April 2023 - October 2023

East portal construction and east half of CO HWY 82 underpass construction.

Phase 2
October 2023 - May 2024

West half of CO HWY 82 underpass, south half of 27th St. sidewalk construction.

Phase 3
May 2024- October 2024

North portion of Rio Grand Trail, north half of 27th St. underpass, north 27th St. sidewalk construction.

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Project location

Colorado HWY 82 & 27th Street,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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