May 9, 2002
It seems that the simple solutions to the Entrance to Aspen issue get completely dismissed by CDOT. If Indeed four lanes are not possible through the S-turns, then why not create three lanes using two lanes upvalley in the morning and switching to two lanes downvalley in the afternoon?
This would still allow for an HOV lane. This is exactly what they do on the Golden Gate Bridge to and from San Francisco. Of course that is not near as much fun, or money, for CDOT. They are in the business of building highways, not maintaining the character of a town.
P.S. There was a much simpler solution to the Snowmass Canyon project also, splitting the four lane to two lanes on each side of the river.