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Any fans of back-in parking – surely you’re out there somewhere – will have at least a few more days and perhaps a few more weeks to enjoy the experience in Glenwood Springs.City Council voted Thursday to remove back-in diagonal parking on Cooper Avenue downtown and North Hyland Park Drive at Sayre Park, the two places it has been implemented in town.City manager Jeff Hecksel said the city would make the changes “as soon as we can.” He said city public works director Robin Millyard was working on arranging a precise schedule to get the work done.Hecksel said the city plans to make the changes on Cooper Avenue first, and then at Sayre Park. Much of the widespread concern in Glenwood Springs about back-in parking had focused on Cooper Avenue, and on the impact the 10-month parking experiment had had on businesses there.Hecksel said a contractor has been lined up to do fog sealing on Cooper, and it may be fastest just to cover the parking spot markings there with the sealing rather than grind them off.Cooper will be converted back to traditional, head-first diagonal parking. North Hyland Park Drive had parallel parking until the back-in diagonal parking was put in a month ago, but will be changed to traditional diagonal parking. Staff Report

Highway 133 is now open to a single lane of alternating traffic day and night, at mile marker 29 south of McClure Pass. On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, however, more work with a larger crane will necessitate a full closure of the highway from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The highway will reopen to single-lane traffic both nights. This final work with the crane will involve more drilling and blasting of a section of rock face higher on the mountain. Once this is complete, possibly by Wednesday afternoon, CDOT expects to have the highway open again, to single-lane traffic while the rock material is hauled away and the roadway surface is repaired.The highway was closed on April 18 after a massive rockslide. Staff ReportPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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