Grouplove has canceled their appearance for tonight’s free concert in downtown Aspen due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Aspen Skiing Co., which is sponsoring the show as part of the free Bud Light Spring Jam Core Party, was looking for alternative options on Friday.
The band issued this statement: “Due to a family emergency, the band unfortunately has to cancel the show.”
Track hoes and other construction equipment are being staged this week at the site of the Aspen Airport Business Center pedestrian underpass project, which gets underway in earnest next week.
The $5.4 million project is expected to last from April to November.
Relocating underground utilities is expected to take about a month. During that time a section of Airport Service Road from the main entrance to the airport to the carpool kiosk will be reduced to one lane. The carpool kiosk will remain open during the entire construction project.
Utility relocation should be completed in early to mid-May, weather permitting. Once utilities are relocated, both lanes of the Airport Service Road will be reopened to two-way traffic and upvalley RFTA buses will be re-routed onto the service road.
The actual “tunneling” phase of the project is scheduled to begin in May at which time existing bus shelters will be relocated and RFTA buses will be rerouted onto the Airport Service Road.
Pedestrians will not be able to cross the highway except at the signaled intersection. Speed limits on Highway 82 in the vicinity of construction between the airport and ABC will be reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph.