Bridging the GAPP |

Bridging the GAPP

Melissa Laeser

Has GAPP changed your commute? Have you been stuck in traffic? It is only the second day of construction, and traffic is affected. Are you driving alone in your car to get to work? Are you driving alone in your car to go to lunch? Are you driving alone in your car to run errands? All of the trips you make each day in your vehicle cause increased congestion in Glenwood Springs.Think differently about how you get around. Don’t drive if you can walk. Don’t make four trips in your car when you can combine it into one. Use the bus to get around town. Commute to Glenwood Springs by carpool. All small changes in travel behavior can make a big difference on congestion. The construction will last all school year, and changing early will help everyone in the region.The cities of Glenwood Springs and Aspen urge you to join Commuter Club and get rewarded for using alternative transportation for your commute. Employees working in Glenwood Springs or traveling through Glenwood for their daily commute can become members. Membership is free and easy.Commuter Club members sign up online at and receive goodies, coupons and transportation information. To be eligible for prizes, Commuter Club members fill out an online log each week and must commute by alternative mode at least two times per week. All members will receive newsletters and updates plus information on commute solutions. Join today and be part of the solution to our congestion problems. If you have questions about Commuter Club, GAPP or other transportation issues, please call 384-6437, e-mail or visit and click on Transportation for more information.Construction UpdatesThe Electric Department will be placing electric conduit in Castle Court and Oxford Lane in the Oasis Creek subdivision. Motorists should drive carefully where crews are present.The roads within the Oasis Creek subdivision are to be reconstructed starting Sept. 8. The roads will be open for local traffic during construction. Construction will take approximately three weeks. Motorists should be aware of the crews present in the neighborhoods and drive carefully.Construction work is under way on the Glenwood Meadows project along Midland Avenue northwest of the Community Center. During the initial phases of construction, little direct impact on traffic is expected. However, motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting Midland Avenue in the vicinity of the project.Work is continuing on a raw water irrigation line running from the Community Center to the city’s raw water supply line at West Ninth and Red Mountain Drive. Some delay is possible as Red Mountain Drive will be restricted to one lane during construction.Kinder Morgan will be working on the 27th Street Bridge (Sunlight Bridge) on Sept. 17 and 18 and the week of Sept. 20. On Sept. 17, no right-hand turns will be allowed onto 27th Street from South Grand. On Sept. 18, traffic will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers over the bridge. The week of Sept. 20, there will only be roadside activity. Motorists will not be delayed but should use caution where crews are present. During the project, all pedestrian traffic will be open and directed by flaggers.Melissa Laeser is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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