Road on Cottonwood Pass would be costly to upgrade

23rd February, 2016 by

By John Stroud

EAGLE COUNTY — Upgrading Cottonwood Pass between Garfield and Eagle counties to serve as a year-round alternate route during Interstate 70 closures through Glenwood Canyon would not only be costly but likely politically challenging to accomplish.A near weeklong closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon due to a major rockslide, and continued daytime closures this week while crews are busy with cleanup and mitigation efforts, has resurrected some talk, at least on street corners and in social media circles, about improving the backcountry route.“We’re talking a couple hundred million dollars to widen it for (interstate type) traffic,” Garfield County Commissioner John …

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