Parkway Construction To Slow 5th. Street Drivers

Many commuters from Orchard Mesa to the city are already frustrated because their usual routes are closed by Riverside Parkway construction, and soon they will be singing the blues even louder.

The Fifth Street bridge is actually two bridges that look like one--but starting Monday work begins to join the two in order to increase traffic capacity.

During construction the two inside lanes will be closed. Speeds will also drop from 45 miles per hour to 25.

The project is expected to last at least to fall of this year.