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True’s thinking archaic

Dear Editor:Being a Pitkin County resident I’m very interested in the upcoming election for a new commissioner. I’ve been reading The Aspen Times to learn what the thinking of Richards and True are, especially about the issue of the Entrance to Aspen. I first passed through the S-curves in 1955 and can’t believe they are still there with a 115-year-old bridge! Jim True is proposing four lanes through the S-curves but what about the two lane bridge? What happens if the Colorado Department of Transportation has to condemn and close the bridge? Will all traffic be sent down Power Plant road?Isn’t your thinking a little archaic, Jim? Horse and buggy thinking and Band-Aid fixes aren’t going to solve the Entrance to Aspen issue! Even if there was funding available today, it would take three years or more to put in the “straight shot” into Aspen with a new bridge over Castle Creek. Aspen isn’t the small town that it was in 1955 when I first came here, and traffic will keep increasing as more housing is built throughout the valley.Chris TessemBasalt