Our entire community should be questioning how the local "Bridge to Nowhere" has ever reached the stage of completion in which it currently sits.
The Webb family is right to question the project and its cost, and more people in the area should be doing the same thing.
I certainly am not a CDOT traffic engineer, but it would seem to me that there were a multitude of locations where a 550/160 interchange could have been placed that would not have required such an intricate set of bridges and hillside cuts.
I appreciate the need for an upgraded access point both for the intersection and for Grandview.
However, the process so far appears to have gone awry.
Why didn't CDOT purchase all of the easements needed for the road improvements before starting work on one of the most expensive and complicated features? The way money has been spent on this project is short-sighted and irresponsible.
Grandview, the Florida Mesa and the county at large are going to be irrevocably altered by the improvements made to 550/160, and from what I've seen so far, this whole project appears to be the result of an entity focused on spending money quickly rather than creating a comprehensive and beneficial asset for our community.
W. Travis Craig, Durango