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Aspen CO, Colorado


Construction of new bus lanes between Buttermilk and the roundabout on Highway 82 continues this week, with significant work and traffic reconfiguration underway.

Workers on Tuesday began moving all traffic into the downvalley lanes from Buttermilk to the Maroon Creek bridge in order to prepare for the longer-term project detour. The switch is supposed to last until Thursday, when the contractor will move traffic into the upvalley lanes (one lane in each direction) between Buttermilk and the Maroon Creek bridge. This traffic configuration will be in place until mid-June.

The bus lane project, which is designed to improve transit travel time, is scheduled for a December 2008 completion.


Don’t know what to do with your old electronic equipment?

City Hall’s environmental health department is hosting the second annual electronic waste recycling collection event for Aspen businesses and residents.

Aspen residents may bring electronic items to the parking lot located at the corner of Mill Street and Rio Grande Place between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, for free electronic recycling.

Electronics accepted include televisions, stereos, computers and monitors, cell phones, printers, fax machines and most small things that can be plugged in. Visit http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/44 or call the environmental health department at 920-5039 for more information.

Businesses can recycle their electronics on Friday, May 9, for a fee. Recycling experts will come directly to local businesses and collect electronic items Friday between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Businesses should contact Guaranteed Recycling Experts at 303-667-8555 by today to schedule a pickup.

Business rates are as follows:

Televisions: $10-$25

DVD/VCR /stereo equipment: $5 per unit

Monitors: $8

Computers: $3

Keyboard/mouse set: $2

Printers/fax machines: $5

Notebook computers: $5

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