Thanks for trying another way July 11 |

Thanks for trying another way July 11

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

All aspects of a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program were presented at the first annual TRY Another Way Day on Thursday, July 11. Two Rivers Chevrolet exhibited a 15-passenger van ideal for vanpool programs. For the biyclist commuter a bike safety check program was hosted by BSR Sports, Sunlight Mountain Ski and Bike Shop and Canyon bikes. Also, Zipcycles of the West had a fleet of electric bikes on display.Carpooling and Ride Glenwood bus information was available. The new Community Center/Highway 6 & 24 bus schedules are also available around town and at City Hall. RFTA distributed information on the Grand Hogback schedule and discussed the new fare exchange program between Ride Glenwood and RFTA. The Downtown Development Authority updated individuals on the upcoming parking study.Flexible work scheduling was taken advantage of by many who arrived before rush hour. Many people walked to the event.Other exhibitors included the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Community Center and Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc.Sponsors for this event included the chamber, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Colorado Mountain Express, Amtrak, KMTS, KSNO, CDOT and RFTA.Prizes and food were donated by the chamber, Amtrak, Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns, Dos Hombres, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Funland, Rivers Restaurant, Book Train, Army & Factory Surplus, Charcoal Burger, Glenwood Hockey, Domino’s Pizza, Good Health Grocery, Abbey Carpet, Grand Avenue Liquors, Johnson Park, New Castle Superbowl, Elk Creek Mining Co., Fiesta Guadalajara, May Palace, Yampa Spa, Colorado Mountain Express, Bagel Bites and Coffee Shop at Summit Canyon and Flower Mart.Volunteers included Kimberlee Henrie, Don Vanderhoof, Cathy Podest, Shelley Kaup, Mike Pelletier, Mike Copp, Cathy Thompson, Judy Osman, Larry Thompson, Bruce Christensen, Larry Emery, Lori Hogan, Tracy Walter, Cindy Svatos, Dave Hauter and Dan Richardson.Construction report for Glenwood SpringsWork will continue this week on replacement of the water main in Highway 6 in West Glenwood between Traver Trail and 135 Road. Water main replacement will occur in the area west of the Ponderosa Motel. Construction hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Short delays may be expected as flaggers alternately route one-way traffic through the construction area. A detour remains in place for westbound Donegan Road traffic at the Donegan and Highway 6 intersection.Construction of a new City Hall parking lot will continue at the site of the former City shops on the north side of 7th Street west of the railroad tracks. Short delays may be expected periodically on 7th Street as flaggers direct one-way traffic in alternating directions through the construction zone.Eighth Street west of Pitkin Avenue and the south end of School Street will remain closed throughout the week for sidewalk, retaining wall and landscape construction.Reconstruction of the street and sidewalks on North Park Drive from Grand Avenue to Roaring Fork Drive will continue. North Park Drive and Roaring Fork Drive (south of the High School Football Field) will be open to local traffic Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., otherwise this portion of North Park Drive and Roaring Fork Drive will be closed. There will be no weekend traffic detours.Construction report for Highway 82Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., downvalley traffic will detour from Highway 82 at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Road for 5.5 miles. Oversize vehicles must wait at the CDOT checkpoint until 3 p.m. Upvalley traffic will use one lane of Highway 82. On Saturdays, traffic stops up to 10 minutes are possible in the upvalley or downvalley lane. More information is available at Colorado Department of Transportation will continue to improve Highway 82 between south Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The project includes scarification (heat treating the existing pavement) and rotomilling, a new asphalt surface, guardrail and shoulder work, and new striping. Work is scheduled for weekdays only, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the upvalley lanes, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downvalley lanes.Traffic will be reduced to one lane, the speed limit is reduced and minor delays should be expected. The $2.6 million project, contracted to Elam Construction Co. of Grand Junction, is scheduled for completion by December.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle, LLC, transportation consultants for the city of Glenwood Springs. For information call 928-6027. Or e-mail to This column appears 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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