CDOT throws Glenwood a concrete bone |

CDOT throws Glenwood a concrete bone

Fred Stewart

Dear Editor,

Regarding the Grand Avenue paving project, aka the GAPP: The downtown is dying of traffic congestion and CDOT throws the city a bone. We may not all remember the wonderful concrete laid long ago into Carbondale’s main entry. It’s still there, but present main arteries make old concrete irrelevant. Follow it around sometime. May Glenwood be so lucky as to find new arteries. This project is just buying time.

Just a few observations: The lower part of Grand Avenue, from the bridge to the 1200 block, not only slopes to the north, it also tilts to the west. The road also crowns radically to the center at the upper end. It’s a crown on a crown. These elements could be modified without making curbs as radical as Leadville’s or roads with cartoon features. In the meantime, may the merchants find solace in the GAPP. Traffic won’t.

Fred Stewart

Glenwood Springs


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