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Snowmass sets summer transit serviceSNOWMASS VILLAGE Village Shuttle service in Snowmass Village resumes June 8 for the summer season, featuring expanded routes that will include stops at the Snowmass Recreation Center and the Melton Ranch neighborhood.Village Shuttle route No. 8 will begin service at 9:35 a.m., seven days a week, departing from the mall at five and 35 minutes after the hour until its final departure from the Rodeo Depot at 7:20 p.m. The route has been extended through the Melton Ranch subdivision on its way to the Rodeo Depot, eliminating the need to call and request service to the recreation center.Passengers requesting a ride from anywhere in Horse Ranch and The Crossings neighborhoods will need to call in a ride request 10 minutes prior to Rodeo Depot departure times. (The bus leaves at 20 and 50 minutes after the hour.)Routine summer routes will service their usual areas, but times have changed slightly for Village Shuttle route No. 3 because of Base Village considerations. Departures from the mall will be at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour, and from the Snowmass Club at five and 35 minutes past the hour. Village Shuttle route No. 3 service hours from the mall are from 6:50 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. These new departure times will likely continue into the winter. For service before and after scheduled route hours to locations throughout Snowmass Village, call the Village Shuttle “call-in-ride-request” number at 923-3500. The Village Shuttle is a free transportation service within Snowmass Village. For more information about summer parking regulations, contact the town transportation office at 923-2543.Paving to close piece of Brush Creek RoadPITKIN COUNTY One lane of Brush Creek Road – from mile 1 to mile 2 – will be closed the morning of June 5 while maintenance crews do paving work.County officials say motorists should use caution and expect five- to 10-minute delays. Crews from Elam Construction will be filling in low spots along the stretch to bring the road up to grade after their full paving project in 2006.”This is just follow-up from last year’s paving project,” said Brian Pettet, public works director for Pitkin County, adding that the cleanup work, mostly along the berm, is not unusual. “They should be able to complete this within the morning and certainly within the day.”For any questions, call Public Works at 920-5390.
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