Letter: Lane dividers a must in canyon
As I type I am outraged, and you should be too. I am not one to view CDOT as Glenwood’s friend or partner — because it is not.
Recently I went east through Glenwood Canyon, and it is a frightening experience. The last time CDOT closed two traffic lanes together, it put out a couple of signs with no visual barrier between the two narrow lanes of traffic, each speeding toward the other. Five people died because of head-on collisions as the one way traffic pattern was not clear.
This time there are some “cones” indicating there is a separation of lanes. Because the lanes are narrow many are getting knocked down.
Visual lane barriers must be present and they must to be reset on a daily or even two- or three-times-daily basis — period. There are significant distances where “cones” have been knocked down and not replaced or righted. This is outrageous, dangerous, a hazard and just plain nuts. It is not to be ignored because it is your life and mine that are at risk.
While I am sure that CDOT does not mourn the unnecessary loss of those five lives, I am also sure that their families do.
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CDOT: It is not an optional decision you get to make about the lane dividers. It is your complete and total responsibility to replace every single one that gets knocked down for the safety of everyone who has to use I-70. All deaths or injuries are your responsibility.
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