This Thursday is TRY Another Way Day
The first Annual TRY Another Way Day will be hosted at Centennial Park and Ninth Street this Thursday, July 11, from 7 to 9 a.m.TRY Another Way Day encourages individuals in our community to skip their drive alone and to commute and enjoy. TRY walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, RFTA or Ride Glenwood. To encourage the use of the Ride Glenwood bus service, July 11 has been designated as a free Ride Glenwood day. On this Thursday, both the Community Center and the 6 & 24 bus routes will be free all day.The TRY Another Way Day event is a great chance to learn about alternative transportation items and to have a great time. The event includes free Krispy Kreme donuts, orange juice and coffee.Bike Safety checks will be provided on Ninth street and bike registration at the police station on Blake. Other agencies and businesses will have booths.The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is providing the grand prize of a four day, three-night vacation to one of 70 resort locations and roundtrip travel for two on Amtrak. Additional prizes will be given away by Mayor Don Vanderhoof and KMTS’s Kimberly Henrie, including rafting trips, Elitch Garden tickets, and gift certificates to local stores and restaurants.The 1st Annual TRY Another Way Day is being sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Colorado Mountain Express, Amtrak, KMTS, KSNO, CDOT, RFTA and the city of Glenwood Springs’ TRY program.Construction report for Glenwood Springs-Work will continue this week on replacement of the water main in Highway 6 in West Glenwood between Traver Trail and 135 Road. Water main replacement will occur in the area west of the Donegan Road intersection. Repaving of the east end of the project is scheduled for Thursday, July 11th. Construction hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Short delays may be expected as flaggers alternately route one-way traffic through the construction area. A detour remains in place for westbound Donegan Road traffic at the Donegan & Highway 6 intersection.-Eighth Street west of Pitkin Avenue and the south end of School Street will remain closed throughout the week for sidewalk and retaining wall construction.-Construction of a new City Hall parking lot will continue at the site of the former city shops on the north side of Seventh Street west of the railroad tracks. Watch for construction equipment entering and leaving the site.-Reconstruction of the street and sidewalks on North Park Drive from Grand Avenue to Roaring Fork Drive will continue. North Park Drive and Roaring Fork Drive (south of the high school football field) will be open to local traffic Monday through Friday 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; otherwise this portion of North Park Drive and Roaring Fork Drive will be closed. There will be no weekend traffic detours.Construction report for Highway 82-Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. upvalley, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. downvalley, traffic will be reduced to one lane in one or both directions at various locations between south Glenwood Springs and Carbondale for guardrail work. Only minor delays are expected.-Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers can expect occasional traffic stops for spot paving between the east Aspen City limit and the Independence Pass summit. Delays up to 10 minutes are possible.-Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., downvalley traffic will detour from Highway 82 at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Road for 5.5 miles. Oversized vehicles are required to wait at the CDOT checkpoint until 3 p.m. Upvalley traffic will use one lane of Highway 82. On Saturdays, traffic stops up to 10 minutes are possible in the upvalley or downvalley lane. More information available at http://www.sh82.com.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle LLC, transportation consultants for Glenwood Springs. For information call 928-6027. Or e-mail to email@example.com. 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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