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Everyone is invited to TRY Another Way Day

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

Skip your drive alone, commute and enjoy the second annual Glenwood Springs TRY Another Way Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, in Centennial Park.Everyone is invited to a free picnic in the park with hamburgers, chicken and veggie burgers, music by Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees and free prizes and gift bags.CDOT and the city of Glenwood Springs will present information, displays and alternative transportation ideas in advance of this year’s waterline replacement project and next year’s Grand Avenue Paving Project (GAPP).The waterline project will begin after Labor Day and take 10 to 14 weeks, between 7th and 10th streets.The Grand Avenue Paving Project is expected to begin late March or early April 2004 and continue for six to nine months. The stretch of Grand Avenue/State Highway 82 between 8th and 23rd streets will be repaved with asphalt and concrete.Representatives from RFTA will also be present at the noontime event to explain changes in the Grand Hogback schedule. On July 13, the Grand Hogback eastbound 7:06 a.m. trip moves up 10 minutes to 6:56 a.m. This change allows people to get to work on time at 8 a.m. The eastbound 3:56 p.m. trip moves up five minutes to 3:51 p.m. This change provides time for the westbound 4:57 p.m. trip to leave on time. New schedules will be available July 8.TRY Another Way Day is sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs, RFTA, CDOT, LaFarge, Holcim, SGM, Colorado Mountain Express, KSNO, KMTS, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Rifle Citizen Telegram and the Valley Journal.For more information on the waterline and paving projects, go to http://www.sh82.com or http://www.tryglenwood.com.Glenwood Springs transportation updateMinimal construction activity is expected this week on the new roundabout at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Four Mile Road. Construction activity may resume next week. The intersection will remain a three-way stop throughout the duration of the construction.The replacement of the waterline and reconstruction of 135 Road located in West Glenwood Springs has been completed.Curb and gutter will be installed on the 1800 block of Blake Avenue in conjunction with the St. Stephen’s Church construction. This will also include 19th Street lying adjacent to the church property the following week. Traffic will not be detoured, but there will be no roadside parking within the area of construction until the project is completed.Waterline and street reconstruction has begun on the north end of Walz Avenue and is progressing to the south. Traffic is closed to all but local traffic in the construction area. Periodic water outages will be announced with door hangers in advance. The project will be completed by the end of August.Cathy Tuttle is the RFTA/City of Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance manager/consultant. For information call 384-6437 or e-mail to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us. This column will appear every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time.

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