BLM to review road proposal |

BLM to review road proposal

Williams Production RMT Co. has submitted a right of way proposal to the Bureau of Land Management Glenwood Springs Field Office to construct a new three-mile-long public access road to Hubbard Mesa, two miles northwest of Rifle.The proposed road would provide the public a safer alternative to the well-known JQS Road, Field Manager Jamie Connell said. It would also divert heavy truck traffic from Rifles downtown area.The proposed road lies within the Roan Plateau planning area and would be consistent with any of the alternatives in the Draft Roan Plateau RMP/EIS. The proposed road would be gravel, with a 20- to 24-foot running surface accommodating larger vehicles and follow the alignment of an existing two-track road off of Garfield County Road 244 near Fravert Reservoir.An Environmental Assessment is being prepared for this proposed right of way, and the proposed right of way application is available for public review at the BLMs Glenwood Springs Field Office. For consideration and inclusion in the public comment record, comments, concerns and issues the BLM should address in the assessment of this proposal must be submitted in writing to Jamie Connell, field manager, BLM Glenwood Springs Field Office, 50629 U.S. Highway 6&24, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Because of interruptions with BLM Web connectivity, submission by mail is required. The comment period on the ROW proposal closes on Sept. 12. For more information, call the BLM at 947-2800.

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