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TRY the bus during Strawberry Days

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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This weekend is the 113th annual Strawberry Days (June 18-20). We will be commemorating the city’s 125th birthday celebration, and we are encouraging you and your friends to join us in the celebration by riding the bus to the event. There will be a parade, a carnival, food, arts and crafts, and many visitors coming to town. The event is an honored tradition in Glenwood Springs, and people travel from far away to attend the annual weekend event. With these additional visitors coming to Glenwood Springs for Strawberry Days, traffic and parking congestion also increase. If you plan to attend these events, try the bus. Ride Glenwood Springs is free. Hop on the bus from anywhere in town and ride to Strawberry Days. Bus stops are located throughout town and will get you right to the festivities. Riding the bus will save you time – you won’t have to try and find a parking place or walk long distances from your car to Sayre Park. There are bus stops in the downtown area for the parade, at Sayre Park for the main event, and at the West Glenwood Springs Mall for those of you wanting to go to the carnival.During Strawberry Days weekend, Ride Glenwood Springs offers extended service on Friday and Saturday night. The last bus leaves the Roaring Fork Marketplace at 11 p.m. to accommodate beer garden participants and carnival-goers. If you are going to drink, please do not drive. The bus will be a perfect way home for you.Trying the bus for the first time can be intimidating. This is the perfect weekend to try the bus around town. Once you try the bus, you’ll see that it will meet your transportation needs and get you to your destination of choice. Plus, riding the bus decreases congestion and improves our quality of life. Try the bus this weekend – it’s free! You can download a map of Ride Glenwood’s bus routes and schedule at http://www.rideglenwood.com or you can call 925-8484. You can also visit http://www.rfta.com to find bus schedules to get you to Strawberry Days from anywhere in the region.

Devereux Road Bridge over the Colorado River is scheduled to be closed through Wednesday, June 16, to replace the expansion joints at both ends of the bridge.Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge: Work continues, although it will continue to be open to foot traffic.Donegan Road will be closed to through traffic between Vista Drive and Sunny Acres Road. The road will remain closed until the end of the summer. Residents living west of Sunny Acres Road will still have one-way access from the east only. The closure is to facilitate the installation of a storm drain system and retaining walls, and to complete the sidewalks and paving. The city of Glenwood Springs and Martinez Western would like to think you for your patience while this work takes place.If you have any questions pertaining to this project, you may contact the city’s Engineering Department at 384-6435. Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.


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