Traffic solution for Carbondale intersection?
Since the traffic leaving Carbondale crossing the bridge at Highway 133 and Highway 82 can often be maddening, I would humbly like to submit a potential solution.
While sitting in the traffic one afternoon getting ready to turn right on 82 and head upvalley toward Aspen, I looked to my right and realized that the sidewalk along the edge of the bridge seemed wide enough to create a right-turn lane along the entire length of the bridge (with adjustments made to the median, etc.) and could stretch back far enough to begin at the Cowen Center gas station. A pedestrian bridge could run alongside.
I’m not an engineer and I don’t know the weight limit for the bridge or the cost of such a project, but with all the new construction taking place on 133 in Carbondale, the traffic is probably not going to get much better any time in the near future. Thank you.