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An irreversible nightmare

Dear Editor:

If you think the “no left-hand turn from Power Plant Road to Cemetery Lane” was a cluster, just imagine the nightmare of the “reversible” third lane being proposed by four members of City Council.

Mayor Ireland dissented, calling the reversible concept a “bad idea and a big waste of time but whose time has come.” It’s obvious the remaining City Council must live far away from the daily inbound and outbound nightmare of Aspen’s unwelcoming, unhealthy and contradictory entrance.

Why else would council give voters only one choice on the November 2011 ballot … the reversible third lane … an alternative which is the most disruptive as it requires ALL traffic to be rerouted down Power Plant Road while the Castle Creek Bridge is being rebuilt for two years, plus does not increase road capacity (actually reduces road capacity) and does not have environmental clearance or funding?

Council needs to rethink their strategy on the entrance and give voters some real choices. During the retreat, council did agree that the reversible would probably not work but they wanted to put “something” on the ballot.

Toni Kronberg

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