Bury the four lanes | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Bury the four lanes

There seems to be only one expensive answer that will satisfy (almost) all the opponents and proponents of the Entrance to Aspen issue.

Bury the four lanes from the roundabout to a bridge over Castle Creek. If rail or a busway comes in the future, enough room could be set aside for such. It would undoubtedly be more expensive, but so are future, delayed building costs.

The Marolt Ranch could be restored to 100 percent, and the bottleneck traffic plug eliminated.

Please think about the so-called S-curves. They simply don’t exist. They are a clever misnomer.

We have two one-lane, 90-degree turns to get to Main Street from a two-lane bridge. At least we should call them the Z-curves (not exact, but closer).

I don’t know how much reprocessing of plans and costs would be – too much time and money, I suspect.

Taylor Gamblin

Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User