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Experiment will add to congestion

Dear Editor:Regarding the front-page article in your paper on May 10 (“S-curves experiment gets the green light”): In my opinion, by restricting the morning Cemetery Lane traffic turning left toward Aspen and forcing commuters to go through the roundabout will only further congest traffic coming into Aspen. I say leave Cemetery Lane alone.I do like the idea of closing off traffic coming from Seventh and Eighth streets and Hallam and Bleeker, especially in the evenings. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen evening traffic creeping along in the evenings with continued traffic merging in from the side streets at Seventh and Eighth and Bleeker. As for a morning traffic solution, what if the landscaped hump at Seventh and Bleeker were removed to allow two lanes of traffic coming into Aspen – all the way back from the S-curve? If the eastbound single lane of traffic was widened into two lanes (if there’s room) coming into town, I feel the morning traffic congestion would be alleviated.Wendy WarmSnowmass

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