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Open house Tuesday to discuss truck parking on Glenwood Springs’ Highway 6

The public is invited to join Colorado Department of Transportation project officials for a public open house Tuesday to discuss proposed alternatives to commercial vehicle parking on U.S. 6 in West Glenwood.

Two sessions will be held at the former Zale’s store location in the Glenwood Springs Mall, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 5-7 p.m.

According to a news release, CDOT’s Freight Advisory Committee has addressed “a significant need in Glenwood Springs for additional, designated commercial motor vehicle (CMV) parking areas.

“The existing conditions in Glenwood Springs are limited, and during highway closures, CMV parking is problematic,” the release stated. “CMVs often park in nondesignated areas and sometimes make difficult and unsafe traffic movements to navigate through town.

“With an eye towards safety, CDOT has been designing solutions to promote improved operations while increasing CMV parking capacity within CDOT right of way.”

Several proposed alternative locations that could be designed for temporary CMV parking include:

• Interstate 70 mile point 107.5 (Tibbet’s Point)

• U.S. 6 (Exit 114 West Glenwood)

• I-70 MP 115 (decommissioned Glenwood Rest Area)

Anyone who would like to comment but is unable to attend one of the session can contact CDOT Project Engineer, Todd Ipsen, at todd.ipsen@state.co.us or 970-384-3338.