Letter: Look at alternatives to Grand Avenue bridge | PostIndependent.com

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


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User