Officials discuss Cottonwood Pass upgrade

By John Stroud

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — If Cottonwood Pass is to become anything more than a primitive seasonal route through the high country between Garfield and Eagle counties that could serve as an alternative to Interstate 70, it will take a willing coalition of area governments to pull it off.That was the consensus of a group of county and municipal government officials at a Wednesday meeting hosted by regional staffers from the Colorado Department of Transportation.Talk of upgrading the 26.5-mile stretch of Garfield and Eagle county road and maintaining it for year-round use resurfaced this past winter after I-70 through Glenwood Canyon was …

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