CDOT’s quick reaction eases commute |

CDOT’s quick reaction eases commute

Post Independent Opinion

No side streets or shortcuts will alleviate the inconvenience of the Grand Avenue Paving Project.Most motorists, at least to an extent, accept GAPP as a necessary evil and just give themselves more time to get from point A to point B.But inconvenience is one thing, dangerous situations created by GAPP are a different beast.Such a situation arose early last week as traffic backed up on the westbound lane of I-70, causing some nervous moments for commuters keeping a watchful eye on their rearview mirrors for cars careening around one of the blind corners.The situation didn’t last long, however, and CDOT should be commended for acting quickly and fixing the problem.The solution turned out to be fairly simple – lengthening the green light at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue. The important thing is that CDOT didn’t hesitate or wait for the problem to fix itself.No one enjoys commuting through a construction zone. But, through the first phase in the fall and so far in this one, CDOT has done a good job of making GAPP as painless as possible.Still, we’re all looking forward to the completion of the project. And with the construction ahead of schedule, it could come around sooner than we expect.

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