Letter: Look at Exit 111 as Highway 82 bypass route
This is my comment for the front page of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent of Sunday, Aug. 4.
It was stated a detour through town will be needed. “While open to other ideas,” Glenwood Councilor Matt Steckler said, “There is a point where it is just too much pain, and you have to recognize that.”
The rest of the article leads me to believe that most of the people working on this do not really want to make very many changes. It reminds me of taking a 13-year-old person shopping at Christmas time. Think about it. You have asked for ideas, but do not have many that are listeners. For the most part, you do not really want to change the main part of downtown.
This can be done by going out of the city limits now for a bypass. Later you can then build a new bridge, without many problems you are now having. My suggestion is to look at the feasibility of using Exit 111 on I-70 west of Glenwood Springs through South Canyon as a bypass route to Highway 82. That would open up that area and eliminate some of the other problems that you are now having.
John B. Scalzo
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