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TRY Column

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

Why on earth should you care about single occupant commuting or a paving project that will not happen until 2004? After all, you’re a successful executive with important things like profitability, employee satisfaction and productivity on your mind.In fact, those are some of the very reasons to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the 2004 Grand Avenue Paving Project and the Transportation Demand Management options being designed for this project.Grand Avenue/State Highway 82 between 8th and 23rd streets needs resurfacing to repair cracks and ruts. Work is expected to begin late March or early April 2004 and continue for six to nine months.The staff and contractors of the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city of Glenwood Springs have hosted open houses and meetings to discuss the best approaches with the least impact for the community. The Glenwood Springs City Council and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Transportation/Tourism Task Force are planning more open houses and gatherings to inform the public about issues and get feedback. This process will provide opportunities for early public participation in the decision-making process.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, the Glenwood Springs’ TDM department will host the second annual TRY Another Way Day picnic in Centennial Park. The focus of the event will be to inform the public about GAPP and the alternative transportation options.Alternative transportation feedback will be solicited through comment cards and conversations. TDM feedback is needed regarding RFTA Grand Hogback and Ride Glenwood Bus scheduling and routing, vanpooling, carpooling, bike commuting, walking to work, telecommuting and parking management strategies. In August, CDOT will also host an open house, date and time to be announced. For new information, check the State Highway 82 Web site at http://www.sh82.com. Or e-mail your comments or questions to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us.

Construction will continue this week on a new roundabout at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Four Mile Road. Short traffic delays may be expected. During construction, the intersection will be made a three-way stop.The replacement of the waterline in 135 Road located in West Glenwood Springs is nearing completion. The contractor will be paving this week. Each resident will be contacted regarding parking and access to your driveway. The road will be open to one-way traffic at all times and work will be completed the middle of June.June 16 thru June 20, curb and gutter will be installed on the 1800 block of Blake Avenue in conjunction with the St. Stephen’s Church construction. This will include 19th Street 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.Cathy Tuttle is with the consulting firm of Tuttle Marketing and is the RFTA/City of Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance manager/consultant. For information call 384-6427 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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