RFTA route changes go in effect Nov. 24 | PostIndependent.com

RFTA route changes go in effect Nov. 24

The long awaited answers to the questions, “When is there going to be bus service to the new Glenwood Meadows development?” and “When will we have bus service back to our Community Center” are now here.The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and the City of Glenwood Springs have been working together to revise the routes in West Glenwood Springs to accommodate the changes in the area. There was a public open house yesterday to present the proposed changes to the routes.All RFTA and Ride Glenwood Springs bus routes in West Glenwood will be changed starting on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24th) to serve Glenwood Meadows, the Community Center, and the new Park & Ride. After this date, only the free Ride Glenwood buses will serve stops along Highway 6&24 and the West Glenwood Mall. Also, the stop at the West Glenwood Mall will be relocated to the southeast corner of the mall parking lot.Maps of the new Glenwood Springs Ride route and the new RFTA routes can be found at the RFTA Web site. Click on the link for the Public Open House.For more information, go to http://www.rfta.com, visit the city Web site at http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us, or call 704-0766.Construction UpdatesThe Eighth and Midland intersection is now open to traffic. A three-way stop is in place until installation of the traffic signal, which is to be completed soon. Ongoing work may require the periodic closure of one or more lanes, but traffic flow is expected to be maintained with only short delays as necessary. Work remaining to be completed includes the traffic signal and signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.Construction will continue at the Exit 114 roundabouts, which may require the periodic closure of one or more lanes. Much of the concrete paving has been completed, and traffic is now using the roundabouts. Striping has been installed. Work is continuing on constructing the median islands and installing permanent signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping of the roundabouts. Please continue to exercise care driving through these construction zones. Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for Glenwood Springs. For updates on these construction projects and maps of the construction areas, visit the city web site at http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on the “Construction Alerts” link. Transportation Responsibility and You normally runs every other Wednesday, but due to technical difficulties, it is appearing today.

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