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Letter: Impact of bridge

Editor’s note: Today’s letters are from students.

As a driving citizen, I already see the negative effects that construction on the new bridge is bringing up. In response to the article “It’s spring, so bridge construction fires up,” I noticed that in that article the traffic will go up significantly while the construction continues. I understand this is a very hard problem to figure out, but as I’m envisioning it, I see most drivers funneling through Midland Avenue to get across town. The problem with this is Midland is already crowded, and it will become a huge disaster if something isn’t done about it pretty soon, because once they start shutting down the current bridge it will only be a matter of time before Midland is overflowing with cars.

If I were to propose a solution to this problem I would say that you need to try and keep that bridge open for as long as possible before shutting it down to try and relieve some of the pressure off of Midland because that road is already filling up, and I can only imagine what it would be like when it is packed full of cars. I can only hope that the people planning this whole thing out have the traffic situation under control. But only time will tell.

Brady Steen
Glenwood Springs

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