Surprise! Repairs on the Park Avenue West bridge into downtown are finished. That should resolve a traffic bottleneck that was causing me to think some dark, dark thoughts these past couple weeks.
Last week, city staff had warned that it could be quite a bit longer before crews were done with their high-priority maintenance work beneath the bridge.
On Monday morning, though, the downtown-bound lanes on the bridge were all reopened again. The bridge is one of the major links for automobile commuters from interstates 25 and 70 into downtown.
However, there’s still a bit more pain left: Wewatta Street will be closed near its intersection with the bridge at least through this week, according to city staff. Crews are still fixing the misaligned bearings that caused the Park Avenue lane closures.