Infrastructure crash: Routing I-70 through Glenwood Canyon destroyed the canyon, cost billions and kills people — the Aspen beat

Glenwood Canyon in Western Colorado was the last obstacle in I-70 across America. They just needed one last 14 mile stretch along the Colorado River to connect with Glenwood Springs. From there the highway was already in place down-river and onto the deserts of Utah. They blew it. They chose to follow the old wagon […]

Infrastructure crash: Routing I-70 through Glenwood Canyon destroyed the canyon, cost billions and kills people — the Aspen beat

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  1. The cruel irony here is that a new highway capable of handling heavy traffic including buses and trucks over Cottonwood Pass, will now be built anyway, to serve as an emergency bypass. This has been proposed for over 10 years. It was announced by the governor this morning at a press conference in Glenwood Canyon, where a partial reopening of I-70 on Saturday August 14 was also announced. (Unless the mud slides again…)

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