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Letter: Look at alternatives to Grand Avenue bridge

Your July 31 news article about the proposed new bridge in town should have been headlined “Bridge replacement now estimated to cost over $100 million.” Makes spending a few million on safety improvements to the existing bridge a real attractive alternative.

A terrible result of spending all that money on the wrong solution is that in the future 40,000-50,000 vehicles every day will be locked onto Grand Avenue, including 4,000-5,000 trucks, many carrying loads of hazardous materials to destinations up the Roaring Fork Valley. A very logical alternative exists using the abandoned railroad right of way. A proper design would provide a grade for a future railroad, if desired, a greenbelt from 23rd Street to the river, into which would be included a relocated bike/pedestrian path far superior to the current bikeway.

Wake up, Glenwood Springs citizens, in time to keep CDOT from destroying your town permanently.

Dick Prosence

Meeker


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