Letter: Too many unanswered questions on South Bridge
The South Bridge, what good can be said about it? Access to Four Mile Road and/or other road connections have been in the discussion for a long time. South Bridge was a point of discussion when I was on City Council. I was not a fan of it then, I am not now.
What transportation study supports this? How many Glenwood Springs residents will benefit? What cost to the city for a project that is not within city boundaries?
I propose that this will primarily benefit county residents, that this will be a back door way of having Midland be the bypass; that most of Midland neighborhoods and Glenwood Park will suffer increased traffic flow. What study tells of the impact to the neighborhoods if this bridge is built? Why is the city leadership and staff so intent on this bridge, spending city resources (staff time and money) for a project outside of the city limits that will not serve city residents as much as county residents?
This is a discussion with the people of Glenwood Springs that needs to happen before we run down another wayward path.
What is the Master Transportation Plan for all of Glenwood? Do we just want to become a corridor for moving people through town? The proposed Grand Avenue Bridge, the changes to Grand Avenue and South Bridge are just vehicle movers. What is done, how it is done and the minimal impact to this town and its residents must be of serious concern to our leaders and to staff.
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