GAPP is coming back in February |

GAPP is coming back in February

Transportation Responsibility & YouMelissa Laeser

Remember orange cones, detours and merging traffic? They are all coming back to Grand Avenue in February. Concrete Works of Colorado will mobilize back into town early next month and begin the second half of the Grand Avenue Paving Project, better known as GAPP.In this next phase, Grand Avenue will be paved in concrete from Eighth Street to 10th Street. Construction will begin in February and commence in May. The contractor will be finished with the project by Memorial Day Weekend.There will be a public meeting for GAPP from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. A presentation outlining this phase of construction will be presented to the public. Residents, commuters and anyone interested should attend this important meeting. The contractor, CDOT and city staff will be there to answer questions and provide explanations. For more information on the meeting, call Tom Newland at 945-9842 or has a web site devoted to the GAPP where schedules, contacts and project information are presented. The address is, or you can access it from Also, look in the newspapers to find out more information on GAPP and how it will affect your travel.Commuters should prepare for increased congestion and longer commutes. Think about decreasing the number of cars coming through town – it will allow everyone to have a better trip. Join Commuter Club and get rewarded for ridesharing and taking cars off our roads. Find a carpool partner; I can match you with one for free. Ride the bus; I can get you a free bus pass. Walk or bike and get some exercise. Your transportation choices will make a difference in Glenwood Springs. For information about the region’s alternative transportation choices, please log onto, email or call 384-6437. The solution is here. Take advantage and change your transportation habits. We can help. It is free and easy!Melissa Laeser is the Transportation manager for the City of Glenwood Springs. Transportation Responsibility & You; You appears every other Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Information: 384-6437 or e-mail to

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