Rankin asks state about Cottonwood upgrade

Rankin asks state about Cottonwood upgrade
Local News

By John Stroud

Two area elected officials would like to see the state take a look at its potential role in upgrading Cottonwood Pass between Garfield and Eagle counties to serve as a year-round alternative to Interstate 70 during Glenwood Canyon closures.“I have asked some of the transportation folks here at the capitol to at least look into it,” said state Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, who represents Garfield, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties in the Colorado House of Representatives.Rankin said he received several calls from constituents inquiring about Cottonwood Pass during a near week-long closure of I-70 in the canyon following a massive …

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