Strawberry Days is a good time to give the Ride a try
This weekend is the 112th annual Strawberry Days festival. The theme is “A Chinese Celebration,” and we would like to encourage you to climb aboard the free Ride Glenwood Springs and take 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. Starting this Friday, Ride Glenwood Springs’ main route will begin its extended hours for Strawberry Days weekend. Ride Glenwood Springs will operate until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night 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.Hop on the bus from anywhere in town and ride to Strawberry Days for free. 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 downtown for the parade, at Sayre Park for the main event, and at the Glenwood Springs Mall located on Highway 6 for those of you wanting to go to the carnival.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. Please note that Ride Glenwood’s South Route schedule will not be extended during the Strawberry Days festival. This route will remain on its regular schedule. Please visit http://www.rideglenwood.com. You can also visit http://www.rfta.com to find bus schedules to get you to Strawberry Days from anywhere in the region.For information about alternative transportation, bus schedules, where to find local trail maps or other transportation options, call 384-6437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Construction updates Construction is continuing on the 27th and Midland Avenue Roundabout project. Detours have begun this week and will remain in place for the summer. Trail construction is continuing on Midland Avenue near Wulfsohn Road. Please use caution when traveling in this area.The city’s Electric Department will continue to upgrade its system on Donegan Road. As of June 1, Donegan Road is closed to through traffic between Sunny Acres and Vista Drive. This section of the road is open to local traffic only. The construction work hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions pertaining to this project, you may contact the city’s Electric Department at 384-6352. The city of Glenwood Springs and Lyons Construction will be performing crack sealing for road maintenance purposes on various streets throughout town for the next two weeks. Residents should look for advance notices of temporary traffic detours and no parking posted at residences, vehicle windshields and on street signs in advance of the work. Streets will be reopened one hour after the work is completed. This work is dependent on dry weather. In the event of rain the schedule will shift to the next day with no work on Saturday or Sunday. Thanks for your patience during this work.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.
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