News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: May 4, 2022

Spring and Cooper Project Schedule Change

Image of Spring and Cooper Intersection with construction hat over it

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Spring and Cooper Project Schedule Change
Intersection closure extended for three weeks

Aspen, Colo. – Wednesday, May 4, 2022  The City of Aspen is extending the closure of the intersection of Spring Street and Cooper Avenue for approximately three weeks due to weather delays and unforeseen issues due to snowmelt under the sidewalk. Staff discovered the deteriorated infrastructure when work started on the Spring and Cooper Project earlier this week. The City anticipates that crews will still complete construction before Memorial Day.

Starting Thursday, May 5, the intersection will be closed to most vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Traffic will be detoured around the intersection, and buses will be rerouted accordingly. Southbound Spring Street will remain open for the first half of the extended closure to accommodate inbound bus traffic.

A 2019 study identified the Spring and Cooper intersection as the second-most accident-prone location in downtown Aspen. Subsequently, the City targeted the site for safety improvements in the Aspen Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, which outlines the community’s desire to create a pedestrian and bike-friendly town. A living lab in 2021 implemented temporary features to test their ability to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by increasing visibility and reducing pedestrian exposure time in the crosswalk. The current project furthers these goals by permanently installing infrastructure, including a four-way stop, curb extensions, ADA-approved sidewalks and ramps, stormwater improvements and painted crosswalks.

A map of the intersection at Spring Street and Cooper Avenue showing that the intersection is closed

###

Contact: 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

Bike to Work Day is June 22 in Aspen

Posted on: June 16, 2022

City of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up

Posted on: April 18, 2022

Aspen Police Releases 2021 Records Report

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Suspect Arrested for Aspen Hit and Run

Posted on: December 22, 2021

2022 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Posted on: December 13, 2021

Grand Opening of New City Hall

Posted on: December 1, 2021

Winter Transit and Parking Information

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Aspen Relocating to New City Hall

Posted on: November 5, 2021
Herron Park rendering of new playground

Herron Park Playground Opens October 27

Posted on: October 26, 2021